8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, [b]raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Today’s Inspiration: Our heart is tested by our attitude in giving. How are we giving to God? The very heart of seed faith is that unless you experience some sacrifice, you have not truly given. Unless your giving costs you something- something that represents a portion of your own life- then it is not a living gift and will not yield a good harvest. .
Our giving to the Loud must bear these three qualities: Firstly it should be our best. God will not shortchange us. By giving our best we can expect Him to give us greater measure. 2 Corinthians 9:6. The purpose of our Salvation is to be able to be a contributor to the Kingdom of God. This applies to Him giving us a harvest. Secondly we should give to God first. After we receive our harvest, we must immediately give a portion of harvest to the work of the Lord. Thirdly our giving should be generous. We must give freely from our heart without expecting anything back from whom we give. As Jesus said to his disciples freely receive freely give. Matthew 10:8. Genesis 8:22.
David refused to build an altar of the Lord that costs him nothing. He offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord heeded his prayer and judgement was withdrawn. 2 Samuel 7:24-25.
The heart of faith humbly recognises that all provisions and promise comes by the grace and mercy of God. The heart of faith reaches us through prayer to receive all that the Lord has for us. Verses 26-29. David gave the best to God and became so rich that he was able to build the world’s most magnificent temple in Jerusalem and a house for himself.
God is looking at our attitude of giving. Is it from a generous heart or grudgingly? Receive by faith all that God has promised and provided by your attitude of giving. Embrace the promise that God has given you. Expect them to come to pass. Invite His promise Matthew 7:7, 8.