What if our greatest motivator for living was gratitude? Andrae Crouch wrote these words to a song I love, “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me. Things so undeserved that you gave to prove your love to me. A voices of a million angels could not express my gratitude. All that I am and ever hope to be, I owe it all to Thee. To God be the glory…” What has God done for you? I challenge you to see all of life in the light of God’s grace. The word grace means gift. God is the giver of good gifts.
November 22 is Stewardship Sunday at Westover. Even through this pandemic, the Lord has been so good to me and to our church. Amen? Count your blessings. “Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God ‘s will for you in Christ Jesus (I Thess. 5:16-18).” In light of all we owe God, read these principles of giving from 2 Corinthians 9:6-8. Open your Bible and read it now and see if my application is right on.
I will give generously after praying about what God wants me to give.
I will give willingly (not reluctantly) from the heart.
I will give cheerfully and joyfully. “God loves a cheerful giver.” I will delight in serving and giving.
I believe that God will provide for me because God is the God who provides (Jehovah Jireh). 2 Cor. 9:8, Genesis 22:14
I understand that my giving will help meet the needs of others. 2 Corinthians 9:12 Giving is one way to love your neighbor.
I know that I can never outgive God. 2 Corinthians 9:15