《今日靈修默想》:「少種的少收,多種的多收,這話是真的。各人要隨本心所酌定的,不要作難、不要勉強,因為 捐得樂意的人是神所喜愛的。」(林後9:6-7)

默想一:神需要你的奉獻(施捨)嗎?天地萬有都屬祂,祂什麼都不缺的。祂在乎的不是你獻上多少,乃在乎你對祂的愛有多少。當你領受上帝祝福的時候,要把那份祝福當作奉獻獻給上帝,成為愛的禮物。上帝不會讓你把屬靈的祝福私藏起來,你必須還給上帝,好讓祂把你的祝福也變成別人的祝福。

默想二:你最近的奉獻是甘心樂意嗎?是基於責任、自我滿足、獲得讚賞、遮掩罪過、投資心態?只有出於愛主,才會樂意奉獻。奉獻要照信心的程度、樂意的動機、經濟的能力,目的是使他人得福、自己得造就、神大得榮耀。

禱告:阿爸父神,感謝祢。因我今天的各樣美善恩賜和各樣全備的賞賜都是從祢來的。求祢教導我,在奉獻給袮之前,我先把自己獻上當作活祭,也憑信心相信袮所應許的「施比受更為有福」(徒20:35)。禱告是奉祢寶貴的聖名,阿們!

《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!


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