Weekday Devotionals

Devotional written by Samantha Mosca

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. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NLT

Giving is defined as providing love or other emotional support, or caring.
We do not often stop to think of what we should give each day. Most of our days, however, are full of giving. We go to work; we give of our knowledge. We chat with the person that is in line behind us; we give our words. We leave a positive review for a company; we give our encouragement. Let someone cut in front of us in line; we give them our grace (Thank God for that gift).
Giving is a personal journey, that takes cultivating. As we grow, both in age and spirit we start to learn the many forms of giving and how we can be more meaningful in our giving. Giving becomes intentional. While I reflect on this past weeks sermon I’m often led to parallel verses/passages. This often leads me down many rabbit holes and gives me such a grand understanding to the message God is delivering. This week Pastor Pete’s passage, partly referenced above, was crystal clear to me.

What we put out is what comes back.

While we are here on this earth, as humans, we are called to serve others. To give of ourselves freely. To care and to love. It took me some time to truly understand how and why my finances where part of this whole grand design. All that I give, was never really mine. It’s all blessings God has loaned to me to show how He cares, or is it to show us how to care? I say both! It is how we learn best, by example. Both follow and lead. Learn and grow.

I often say the Bible is my blueprint to life. There are over 2,000 verses on money in the Bible and 40% of them are taught by Jesus. The best possible role model anyone can have.

I urge you, turn to the blueprint.

Mark 12:41-44, Philippians 4:19, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:8, 2 Corinthians 9:10, Matthew 25:40, Luke 3:14, Luke 6:38, Hebrews 13:5…a few references.
I pray for clarity in your giving, your caring.

What is God saying about your giving to you?
- Samantha 




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