Giving back

“I am amply supplied having received what you sent, a fragrant aroma, well-pleasing to God.” (Philippians 4:18)  Am I generous?  Forget the glass being half-full or half-empty.  Do I see myself as amply supplied and therefore able (and willing) to GIVE time, attention, effort, money to others and to the Lord?  Without the transforming power of the Christ, I fear that I will stay a consumer, always needing something, always asking, never giving.   Part of God’s plan is to make me useful and prayer is part of my contribution.  When I pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”, I am using the privilege of prayer for something other than my own needs or desires.  It is a strange thought. I can use what He gives me and give something back, something that smells sweet to Him.  Will you join me?  This morning as we pray, let’s offer something back to God as our gift to Him.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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