2 Corinthians 9:11
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
God is more concerned about the condition of our heart than the number. He wants us to be generous in every area of our life, which creates the heart of thanksgiving (2 Corinthians 9:11). So, start giving Him your highest sincere praises, your genuine love, your unending dedicated service and your whole heart.
Start your thanksgiving by acknowledging Him and praising Him with a song and magnify Him only, and be enriched in every way. Psalm 69:30 says, I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Remember all your life’s blessings and give thanks. When your heart is full of gratitude there is no space for complaints. Psalm 107:8-9 says, let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Let’s have the heart of thanksgiving and always sing praises to Him.
2 Corinthians 9:7, NLT
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.
One of main characteristic of our God is giving. He gave His Only Son so that we can have everlasting life (John 3:16). God is love and those who are anchored in His love have a genuine generous heart. The compassion and kindness that we show reflects the generous heart.
There are many opportunities around us to show generosity. Not just material possessions but giving of talents and gifts that edify the body of Christ. But when you give make sure your left hand doesn’t know what your right hand is doing (Matthew 6:3).
2 Corinthians 9:7 says God loves a cheerful giver. All that we have belongs to God anyway, so let us give it back to God what belongs to Him. Each one of us should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in various forms (1 Peter 4:10).
Let our generous heart be reflection of Him.
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Living a Christian life can be hard. But you can do it with the help of Holy Spirit and having consistent relationship with Jesus Christ.
Maybe you had a disaster in your life. Or you maybe lagging in yours to do list or you don’t have perfect health. It’s okay not to be okay. But don’t let that get you behind in your faith walk.
Never compromise anything for your faith. Don’t let fear or bitterness takeover your faith in God. Jesus always comes first. Your relationship with Him should never lag behind. Romans 12:11 says, not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
Mistakes happen or misunderstanding might take place but don’t let that dictate your life to wander and get lost in wilderness. Get back to His word and focus right back to walking with Him and serve Him cheerfully. Though a righteous may fall seven times but he will get back again.
Let’s keep on moving forward in our faith without lagging behind.
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint”
When storms come, other birds seek shelter but eagles soar even in that storms. They are known for their strength to soar in the storms and protect their young ones by carrying them away from predators. They are very strong and brave.
Isaiah 40:31 assures us that when we wait upon the Lord for strength, we will mount up with wings like eagles that are super strong and can face any storm in life and overcome obstacles with courage and strength that comes from Him.
Instead of looking in the world for strength and energy, seek the real source. Be faithful to God and trust Him and, receive renewed strength from Him to face the enemy and live victorious life.
Wait for the Lord for Renewed Strength and SOAR.