Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 8, 2013
Friday, March 08, 2013
HOLD NOTHING BACK
We all have some type of money coming in for our basic needs. This money is not from the company we work for, from the government , or from other people. This money is from God. He gives us all we have and He asks us to give Him back a portion of what He gives us in tithe. He doesn’t say to give sometimes. He doesn’t say to give when it’s convenient. He doesn’t say to give when we have some left over. He wants the first of our best. He wants the first of what we have in our tithes to Him. We need to begin giving Him our firsts in our money and in all we do and hold nothing back.
Exodus 22:29a ““You must not hold anything back when you give me offerings from your crops and your wine.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us to be strong and to hold nothing back from You. Help us to remember all that we have is from You and belongs to You. Show us how to give and when to give so that we are honoring You by putting You first in our lives. Thank You for all You give us, Lord. Help us today to give back to You offerings of love and thankfulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we hold back from giving to God, we can’t fully do what He wants us to do.
God tells us to hold nothing back when we give Him offerings. Are we being obedient to Him?
Giving God the best of our first allows Him to use it to bless others.
Exodus 23:19a “As you harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the Lord your God.”