Give with Enthusiasm and Thanksgiving

The principles in 2 Corinthians 9 include giving from the heart, being a cheerful giver, and expecting to be abundantly blessed by God. It all starts by being focused on the needs of others and being faithful to fulfilling commitments.

We should give with enthusiasm and thanksgiving. Let God initiate in our heart the eagerness and enthusiasm toward giving. Let the gift of Christ inspire in us the desire to give as a thanksgiving to God.

We reap what we sow therefore if we sow generously, we will reap generously (v. 6) so give from the heart and be a cheerful giver (v. 7). Then God will bless abundantly (v. 8). 

Lord, this day we believe that investing in people’s needs provides for a bountiful harvest. Help us to see these needs today and initiate in our heart the desire to plant seeds generously. Help us to see the opportunities to express our gratitude for what you have blessed us with. Help us to examine our priorities, to enlarge our expectations, and do great things for You. 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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