《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2Co 9:6-7)
Meditation one: Does God need your offering (donation) to Him? Everything in heaven and earth belongs to Him, and He has everything without scarcity. What He cares is not how much you give, but how much you love Him. When you receive God’s blessing, take that blessing as a dedication to God and turn into a gift of love. God will not let you keep your spiritual blessings for yourself. You must return them to God so that He can turn your blessings into other people’s blessings as well.
Meditation two: Do you cheerfully give your offerings recently? Or, is it just founded on responsibility, or your self-satisfaction, or receiving applause, or covering-up your sin, or deeming investment? Only by loving the Lord will you be giving cheerfully. Offering depends on the level of faith, the motivation of willingness, and financial capacity. The purpose is to make others blessed as well as to build yourself up, and to glorify God greatly.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank You, for today’s every good and perfect gift is from You. Ask You to teach me that, before giving offerings to You, I will first offer myself as a living sacrifice, and trust through faith what You have promised that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Act 20:35). I prayer in Your precious name, Amen!