Friday, September 14, 2012
Getting Right to the Point!
Believe It or Not – The Church Does Not Just Want Your Money!
The church – that is, God – wants your LIFE! First off, please understand that everything we are and everything we have is given to us by God. Thus, a believer will serve God out of gratitude for all these gifts. It's not how much we have, but what we do with what we have that’s important. Peter says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (First Peter 4:10)
Truly, God’s gift of life carries great responsibilities with it. Our lives are sacred trusts. We are stewards of those lives and God wants us to use them to accomplish His purposes in this world. Paul writes, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!” (First Corinthians 10:31)
Our entire life is a partnership with God. We cannot “give” Him anything, but we can fulfill His purpose by using our gifts wisely, and living the Gospel. True, God's church here on earth needs earthly offerings to do its work. That's to be expected. And any and all offerings, whatever their type or size, are always welcome. But God wants YOU first, only after that, what’s in your wallet! And that's the point!
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