DAY 20 - LISTEN1
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
2 Corinthans 9:6-12
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 9 As it is written,“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.
Lord Jesus, my king! Enable us to listen to your voice! Not just hear but do. My father in heaven, we know you provide us all blessings and in your word you encourage us not to hold on to those blessings selfishly. We see in the scriptures your continuous exhortation to be generous and I see the purpose Lord. In 2 Corinthians 9 I see that giving, “through us will produce thanksgiving to God” and our giving causes “overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” We give ultimately for the glory and honor of your most holy name. You are a giver of blessing and you encourage us to do the same. I see how that truly shows your heart to the world and causes many to give thanks to you! Jesus I pray that by your spirit you would enable us to hear you in this. Enable us to listen with an attentive hear and desire to bring you honor by our giving.