Saturday, May 3, 2014

No Strings Attached

Karl Tingle

No-strings-attached generosity was the hallmark of the first-century church. It should be a hallmark of the twenty-first-century church too. The apostle Paul told Timothy, "Command those who are rich in this present world . . . to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share." So let’s be Rich.

The questions we need to ask ourselves is What do I have? What do I have that God has given me to provide for my family? What has God given me that I need to use to serve God in the ministry He has called me into? What has God given me that He plans for me to use to further His Kingdom? Paul’s admonition to Timothy was to instruct people who have been given much to give much. The next step for each of us will be very different. Not all gifts will be equal in amount but they should be equal in sacrifice. Let’s do more and give more than ever before.

Today each of us pray and ask God what He has planned for us to give out of generosity for what He has given us.

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