A CHEERFUL GIVER
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV
When we read this verse, we think about giving our money. However, there is more to giving than just giving our money. We must give of ourselves in service to Jesus. Always remember, the level of our service to Jesus depends on our level of love for Him. The more that we love Him, the more we will serve Him.
Jesus got out of His comfort zone and came to earth on the mission His Father had given Him. Jesus left His home, His Father and all that He had for you and for me. Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone and serve Him? To serve Jesus, we must shut off the television and tell others about Him.
When is the last time you called someone you knew was lonely? Have you hugged someone for Jesus today? For those of us who have surrendered our lives to Jesus in full time service, it is very important that we are serving Him because we love Him and want to serve Him and not because we feel obligated.
Are you giving all your time and your talents in the service of the One Who died for you? If not, why aren’t you? Jesus loves you so much that He died for you. He proved His love for us. It is time that we prove our love for Him and give Him all of our time and all of our talents. He is worthy of our time and our service.
September 8, 2012