SERVING GOD WITH YOUR RESOURCES
By DIGC 22 August 2021
Giving your resources to God is part of your service to God.
SCRIPTURE: And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning. Exodus 36:3.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Giving your resources to God is part of your service to God.
It has been established that service to God is a duty or responsibility of every child of God. We are saved to serve God (Exodus 3:12).
One of the dimensions of Kingdom Service is serving God with your abilities and potentials. Another dimension of Kingdom service is service with one’s resources. This implies serving God with the resources that you have.
Exodus 36:3, 5 says,
And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning. And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the Lord commanded to make.
This means giving your resources to God is part of your service to Him.
Even the pastor is not excluded from serving God with his resources. It is wrong for a pastor to say, “I am already preaching. I have already given myself to God. So, I don’t need to give offering or tithe anymore.”
As a pastor, I have never been comfortable to raise an offering when there was no offering in my own hands. I have been preaching on tithes and giving for more than twenty years. And I have been giving tithes for more than thirty-four years. I gave tithes and offerings ten years before I ever became a pastor. That was my regular practice as a student in the university.
So, no usher or choir member is excused from giving their resources to God. You don’t become too busy doing other things and then your resources do not follow you to serve.
Beloved, make it a regular practice to serve God with your resources. It is a covenant obligation.
Remember this: Giving your resources to God is part of your service to God.
- Go through today’s message again and ask God to speak to you afresh.
- Make up your mind to serve God with your resources.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You for letting me know that giving my resources is part of my service to You. I receive the grace and discipline to release my resources to You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE COVENANT OF SERVICE (PT 1)
QUOTE: When you are in active service in God’s Kingdom, even death cannot stand you. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 49-51
REFLECTION: What is the commitment level of your resources to Kingdom service? It is not possible for your treasure not to be where your heart is.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to release your resources to God is released on you in Jesus’ Name.