Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to give...

Matthew 6:2
"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
6:3- But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
6:4- so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly.

As we are coming into the giving season, just a reminder of how God wants us to do it, now and the rest of the year.  I know it is so easy to get caught up in things and to want to see the results of our labors, but it is not for us to know.
God will let you know where, when and what he wants you to do.  AND- if you are on the other end, not having someone to thank can be hard, too.  You don't know where or who it came from, but you really do. Somewhere along the way, you whispered a prayer.  He heard you and sent what you needed, and that's all you need to know.  Need someone to thank?  Thank God for answering your prayers.  
For God's glory, not ours.   It's that simple.  There's no one on earth who can reward me like my Father can.  Amen.