Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT)If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
Too many times we put off until later what God leads us to do right now. Now is the time to act and take a step of faith! I think this is true for the Miracle Offering. Don’t wait! Do it now!
God clearly promises to bless us when we are generous. The beauty of giving God’s way is that God truly wants this for you not from you. God blesses me when I give. This is stated over and over in the Bible. God blesses those who give to His work. A good example of this is in the book of 1 Kings. Elijah was a prophet of God. There was a famine in the land. Elijah asked a woman who was down to her last meal to do something for him. He said put God first, make a meal for me, and watch what happens.
1 Kings 17:8 "Elijah said, ‘Don't be afraid. Go ahead and cook that "last meal" but bake me a little loaf of bread first and afterwards there will still be enough food for you and your son. For this is what the Lord says, "There will always be enough flour and oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rains and the crops will grow again.' So she did as Elijah said and she and Elijah and her son continued to eat from her supply of flour and oil for many days. For no matter how much they used there was always just enough left in the containers just as the Lord had promised through Elijah."
So there really isn’t a bad time to learn this faith lesson. The best time to give may be when I'm flat broke and need God's help to get out of debt or to get out of financial trouble. God truly wants us to trust him in the middle of our own personal famine. When I put God first He'll take care of my needs. I cannot out give God.
Pray for our Miracle Offering on December 2nd. God has a miracle waiting for you if you will trust him!
I love you and can’t wait to see you on Sunday!
Pastor Ritchie Miller