Saturday, January 12
1 Chronicles 29:17, “I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.”
“We manage all the stuff!”
If you were presented the opportunity to have anything in this world, what would it be? A trip to some exotic place? The iPhone you didn’t get for Christmas? That dream house in the exclusive neighborhood? Most of us would immediately start listing off… STUFF.
What if that question was flipped and you were to ask God, “God, if you could have anything in this world, what would it be?” His answer would always be YOU! God doesn’t need anything because He already owns everything. But, he desires nothing more than to have a REAL relationship with you.
In every real, intimate relationship, there is a sacrifice – whether it’s money, love, trust, time or loyalty. God took the initiative and sacrificed everything for us. However, he doesn’t force himself on us. He gave us the freedom to choose him. Therefore, the way in which we manage all of our stuff reveals where our heart is with God. Show him your commitment today by giving back part of what he has given to you.
Take a moment and ask yourself if you have a REAL relationship with Jesus. Have you trusted him with your STUFF? Are you loyal to God’s economic plan? Are you faithful with your tithe? And, if you are already tithing, do you need to take a step of faith and give him an offering above this minimum requirement? Sign up now at FellowshipChurch.com/give and get in on the greatest investment you will ever make!
God, thank you for always meeting me right where I am. I thank you for constantly challenging me and teaching me that you are the source of everything. God, help me learn how to be wise with my money as I invest in your greatest invention – the local church. In Jesus’ name, Amen.