Moved By the Spirit to Give

Explained in Exodus 35 are the reasons for the Sabbath. For six days, God’s people should work but the seventh day should be a day of rest. There should be no work but worship on the Sabbath; a day to be moved by the Spirit to give our time, our skills, and our resources.

Indications of the right motivation for our offerings are when we joyfully give of our hearts as we are moved by the Spirit of the Lord. Think of what motivates you to give. Is it from your heart as you enthusiastically give to the needs of others from the Spirit of the Lord!

Serving for a good cause or as a volunteer may require some sacrifice but you feel much better after you have blessed others by being the hands and feet of God. Think of exercise. The hardest part is to just get going. Once you get going, it gets easier and you always feel better once it is done. The greatest feeling in the world is making a difference in the world in which you live.

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Lord this day, what we make happen for others will come back to us as a blessing because it satisfies the cravings we all have deep down inside. Lord this day, feed our soul with uplifting thoughts or ideas in how we can offer more of our skills, our time, and our resources for Your glory. Amen.


About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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