LACK, GIVING, & SACRIFICE

PRAYER: Lord during our season of lack supply all of our needs. Allow us room to give and bless others who too are in a season of lack. Don’t let our sacrifices be in vain.

VERSE OF THE DAY: Philippians 4:19, Luke 6:38

Have you ever been in a season of lack? It seems like no matter what you do you always come up short. You work so hard to make ends meet but it just seems like you don’t have enough. You can’t seem to get done the things that are necessary. There will be moments in your life when this occurs. The beauty of it all is that it is just that “a moment”.

God is not in the business of lack. He provides from the prophet Elijah and the woman with little oil  (1 Kings 17) to the woman with two coins (Mark 12:41-44). God has supplied all of their needs. These woman took what little they had in their season of lack and they gave. Were they afraid? Absolutely! Did they trust God? Wholeheartedly! He did not allow them to be without anything. They had  room for something to give. So instead of looking at what you don’t have or looking at what you may lack, take a few minutes to thank God for what you do have. Pray and ask Him to supply all of your needs.

When you have more than enough be sure to give so that others around you are blessed. Make ways and pathways for the needy and the hungry. You don’t always have to be rich with money sometimes you can be rich with your time and your knowledge. Volunteering is a blessing to others who are in a season of lack, from tutoring a child to helping someone who really needs your support. Taking an hour or two out of your day to check on your elders who lack the ability to do for themselves like they use to. You know they are on a fixed income. Take the time to buy a few items of their groceries so that they can have a little extra at the end of the month.

Giving during your season of lack is honored by God. He didn’t say be foolish and unwise about your giving but if you have it, a little goes a long ways when your blessing those around you. So be encouraged and skip dinner and a movie with your friends and accompany someone who is lonely. Skip going to hang out with your best friends and do dinner and a movie with your younger siblings who yearn for your time and attention. Don’t buy those two extra shirts and place what’s left into the collection plate this Sunday. It’s a sacrifice but it’s also giving what you have to bless someone else who may lack what you have. Give wholeheartedly during your season of lack and see won’t God give it back to you pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

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