This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Luke 6:38 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the impact of a small gift.
The last few series have involved some element of being in a new season or embarking on a new journey. As an entrepreneur, I can easily recall those days along my journey when I would refrain from giving because I couldn’t give in the way I really wanted to give.
Sometimes I didn’t have enough time to give of myself in the way I wished, so I wouldn’t volunteer at all. Other times, I didn’t have enough money to give the gift I really wanted to give, so I would either give what I could afford and feel some sense of shame, or I wouldn’t give at all.
Now, I have a completely different take on giving. I understand that God does not measure giving in the same way society measures it. This is made crystal clear in the story about the widow’s offering.
One day, many rich people put large sums of money in the treasury at the temple. They deposited all types of coins and donations as they were giving from their abundance. Then, a widow came to the temple and deposited just a couple of coins.
Unlike the others, the widow was giving from her heart. She was giving what she had. That got Jesus’ attention to the extent that he talked to his disciples about this type of giving and how important it is.
Remember that God sees us and knows the motivation behind our giving. When you’re in a new season, you may not be able to give the way you want to, but don’t let that stop you from giving something from your heart.
As you think about your next gift, remember these words: “…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over…” Luke 6:38 (ESV)
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So today, let your small gift have a big impact.