JULY 1, 2023 / DAY #6
2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
When someone gives you a gift, but that person gives it to you with a gloomy and grumbling face, how do you feel when you receive it? Indeed you will wonder and feel reluctant to accept it. It’s different if the person gives with a happy face and sweet words to you, surely you will also be happy to receive it.
Yes, just like when we sow for God. If we sow grumblingly, feeling compelled or sad, God’s heart will not be pleased with our gifts. This can make our sowing displeasing to God. But this also does not mean it is enough to offer God just a little so we can give willingly. No! It all depends on how our heart is in front of God. Remember that one may give without loving, but one cannot love without giving. The more we love someone, the more things we want to give to the person we love. So, if we love God, we want to give God the best.
Today, let us learn to sow with complete joy and a willing heart. Because only when we sow joyfully and willingly will our giving be pleasing to God. By pleasing God’s heart, God will indeed send down Favor, which will enlarge our lives because of His love for us. (TS)
SOW only to PLEASE GOD.
1. When you sow for God, how is your heart attitude?
2. When you sow for God, what is your goal?
3. How do you have a joyful heart when you sow for God?
“Lord, thank You for Your love and grace in our lives. Lord, teach us to sow only to please Your heart. Because everything we have is from You and to bring Your name to be glorified more and more. Forgive us if our heart attitude is still wrong when we sow for You. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we have prayed. Amen.”
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