As explained in 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, the motivation for giving should be to share in the service of the Lord’s people. Giving should be out of the love of the Lord that overflows so that others are blessed.
Excel with a desire to share with others. Generously feed souls and ask God to open doors so your treasure accrues in the hearts of many and fulfills a purpose that only God could imagine.
As explained in today’s passage, faith grows even more when giving is done out of the love of our Lord for what we have been blessed with and a joyous experience because we get to witness what our part can contribute to helping those in need.
For many years now, I’ve been involved in the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Below is a photo of the opening lap of one of the events. Giving of your time and money may require some sacrifice but there is a rewarding feeling afterwards.
This day with You Lord, we take ownership in Your work by giving. We use our time and resources to glorify You. Our habits change, our choices change, and we desire to share with others in need. Amen.