Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. They came, both men and women, as many as had a willing heart, and brought earrings and nose rings, rings and necklaces, all jewelry of gold, that is, every man who made an offering of gold to the Lord.
God has given each one of us, as members of the church, a special duty to do. We should not think of ourselves less talented than anyone else. We should not compare ourselves with others. We should have that “we-feeling”, a sense of belonging and bring whatever we have to offer—with a WILLING mind. The willing attitude is very necessary. God will be pleased with such sacrifices. Let us give of our time, money, effort, talents, spiritual gifts to the Lord with a willing heart.
2 Corinthians 9:7
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart,not grudgingly or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.”
No one has to force us into doing something for the church, it should be inspired by the Spirit from within. The church will be strengthened if each member puts in the best that he has even if it is “the two mites” that he has. God looks at the intents of the heart.
We should bring our best into the church in such an abundant manner that the “people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done-indeed too much” according to Exodus36: 6, 7.
Prayer:Dear Heavenly Father,make our hearts generous as You have been so generous to us. Thank you for all the wonderful gifts especially your dear Son. Help us to reciprocate your love and care for us. Help us to give willingly,for you are pleased with such sacrifices.Make us active participants in the building of the church. Amen.