And that's the way it should be with family.
Incomplete without each one.
We realize, Jason, that it really wasn't us that you thought you were
choosing when you married our daughter.
But you got us anyway.
|Zep 3:17||The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."|
|1Jo 4:8||He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.|
Our current giving costs us nothing. The bottom line is our current giving does not require us to live by faith. Now, please hear me that God calls all of us to different things. This is why we CANNOT COMPARE our giving with someone else’s. All we can do is look at ourselves and ask, Does my current giving cost me anything? Does my current giving require me to life by faith? And, it’s worth noting, that this is true of all giving–our time, our talents, and our treasure. It’s so much bigger than money, but where our treasure is there our heart will be too.
I am challenged to consider my monetary giving.
I do give but only to the point of it pinching a little.
I don't allow it to affect my life too much.
But beyond that, I believe that God is asking me to consider more.
The entirety of my life.
My time, my talents, my interests. What I invest in.
To mature in my love for Him. To allow it to cost me.
|Mar 8:34||And when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.|
Dying to self. Jesus' greatest act of love.