Monday, July 30, 2012

Give out of LOVE

Somehow I just have this feeling to share this message here. This is an offering message I wrote 2 weeks ago for my CG Offering challenge. Well, it did not went well when I shared it in CG. Somehow I'm so so soooooooooooo nervous that I was shivering, from my mouth to toe! It was embarrassing. Somehow my CG leader make me nervous!!! It happen during preaching test too!! TT But no matter how bad I did, I still want to share it here, because my performance do not affect the quality of the message in blog~ hahaha

*Offering Challenge Message*

Mark 12:41-44
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

When I read about this story about Jesus praising the widow for giving her all, I cannot help but wonder whether by giving my all will definitely touch God’s heart. Because the bible says that “but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood”

Does this mean that whenever we give our offering, we should give all that we have then God will only acknowledge it?

Yes? No? or don’t know?

Let’s see what the bible says. In vs 41 it says “Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury”. He saw how the people put money into the treasury. Not what, but how they put into the treasury. Friends, is not the money or the percentage of our belongings that God is concern about. But how we are giving Him the offering. The attitude that is in our heart when we place our money into the offering envelope.

What kind of attitude should we have that pleases God’s heart? Is it a heart of expectancy that when I give God will bless me back? Or is it a heart of obedience? I’m doing it just because I’ve been doing it since young.

Let us learn the heart of giving from the ultimate giver, God Himself.

In John 3:16
“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son.” 

For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son. It is out of the heart of love that God gave Jesus to save us. He love us therefore He gave.

Guys, this is the ultimate attitude we should have when we give to God! We give out of Love.

1 Corinthians 13:3 says
“And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing”

We always say Christianity is different from other religion, and it is! Because we as Christian do everything out of the heart of loving God and loving people.

So friends let us give out of a heart of love. Let us use our giving today to express our love towards God. The world sees money as number 1 in their life, but let us tell God through our giving that He is our number 1 in our life. Amen?

Let us pray.
[say a simple prayer before passing the offering envelope out!]

-the end-

2 comments:

Oyan said...

Wow~!!! Powerful message!! Thanks for sharing!! Looking forward for more!! XD xp

ConstanceSQ said...

Told u, u will love it!!! Hehe

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