Devotions

Giving as a Reflection of the Heart
February 10th, 2024
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Our giving should be motivated by a desire to advance God's kingdom and reflect the condition of our hearts. It is not about meeting the financial needs of the church but about our p...
Reflecting Divine Generosity
February 8th, 2024
Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. We are created in the image of a generous God, and giving is an intrinsic part of our spiritual identity. Our offerings, whether of time, talents, or financial resources, are a reflection of God's nature within us. As we give, we grow closer to God and understand mo...
The Joy of Worshipful Giving
February 7th, 2024
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” Giving is not merely a transaction but an expression of worship that aligns our hearts with God's heart. When we give out of joy and wholeheartedness, we tap into a profound connection with the divine that transcends our circumstances. This joy ...
Embracing Godly Stewardship
February 6th, 2024
Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. True stewardship is the sacred act of managing God's gifts with integrity and faithfulness. It is a shift from seeing ourselves as owners to being caretakers of the resources entrusted to us. This perspective challenges us to live with a sense of responsibility rather than entitlement, recognizing that our possessions, time, and tal...
Global Wealth and Personal Responsibility
February 2nd, 2024
Feed the hungry,and help those in trouble.Then your light will shine out from the darkness,and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. Understanding global wealth standards can profoundly shift one's perspective on personal finances. Recognizing oneself as part of the global 1% can inspire a sense of responsibility and gratitude for the resources one has been entrusted with. This awaren...
Enjoying Material Blessings Responsibly
February 1st, 2024
Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. Rejecting the Gnostic belief that material possessions are inherently evil, it is affirmed that Christians can enjoy material blessings without guilt. The key is to ensure that these possessions do not become idols that are prioritized above God. Material blessings should be used in a way that reflects...
The Multiplication of Blessings
January 31st, 2024
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Gratitude is not just a feeling; it is an action that can lead to the multiplication of blessings. The practice of expressing thanks, such as writing thank you cards, can result in unexpected generosity and provision. This demonstrates the reciprocal nature of gratitude—when we acknowledge the source of our blessings...
Pride Versus Gratitude
January 30th, 2024
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” The biblical story of Mary and Martha serves as a poignant reminder of the dangers of pride and the beauty of gratitude. While Martha was preoccupied with her work and sought recognition, Mary chose to express her gratitude through a sacrificial act of worship. This teaches us that our achi...
Stewardship Reflects the Heart
January 29th, 2024
18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. Wealth is a tool that can be used to honor God, and its true value lies not in its accumulation but in the stewardship ...
Diligence in Pursuit of Financial Independence
January 26th, 2024
6 Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.Learn from their ways and become wise!7 Though they have no princeor governor or ruler to make them work,8 they labor hard all summer,gathering food for the winter. The ant's work ethic is a model of diligence and perseverance, qualities necessary to achieve financial independence. Consistent effort and sometimes additional work are required to break fr...