Wig’s Word of God Today 6-15-2011
Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 6:7
But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father Who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6
2 Corinthians 9:6-11, Psalm 112 & Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Many of today will save and save to buy something we will use only once or twice a year letting it sit in the yard as some sort of trophy. You know what I’m talking about, maybe it’s the boat you always wanted, or a certain car that was a model you used to drive n high school you bought to fix up on the weekends. There was a time I used to think getting every toy was the goal for life. You know, as the poster reads, “The one with the most toys when he dies wins.” Here’s the thing: the lack of enjoyment you’re getting from not being able to afford the gas, the parts or the time to use the toy has turned into a waste of money that could be used to help an older person paint their house or give a homeless person a meal or two a week
When I learned to be cheerful giver, my life took on a different meaning. My worries of money stopped and I began to see graces to help even more. Paul reminds us, “Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 2 Corinthians 6:8-9 What a confidence builder by the LORD telling us in Scripture we will always have enough for ourselves and more to give by the graces of God Himself.
Today’s study reminds me of my friends at the Miami Dream Center (http://miamidreamcenter.org/) who took the call of God and began to knock on doors actively seeking to share the Gospel in tongue and in action to help the young, the married and the elderly in need. They might plant a few hundred tress for a small town. They might paint an elderly person’s house fixing things as they go along and even better encouraging the person to get up and clean their house for the first time in a year. Or they may bake a cake for young child’s birthday helping an unemployed mother bring joy to her child’s life. How are you sharing your talent, time and treasures? Are they sitting in the yard or working on an old car? Can you actively make a difference?
Now that you’ve decided to go about doing good for the Glory of God, Jesus reminds us to “take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your Heavenly Father.” Matthew 6:1 It is sometimes hard not to want to share with people the good things you do but God tells us to accomplish acts of charity for the benefit of the person you are embracing with His Goodness and not the benefit of your bragging.
I believe if you use the opportunity to enlighten others how easy it is to give for God’s Glory instead of seeking praise for the good deed done, and then you are seeking the opportunity to help guide people to know the love of loving His Son’s Truth by your faith, charity and love of Christ Jesus. Amen! Jesus also reminds us to pray in secret in the inner room to be in communion with God. I always suggest choosing a quiet place where you can light a candle or listen to soothing music or natures sounds to pray in a calm joyous manner. I do this daily when I awake to share His Truth with the people I write to each day about God’s Word I study every day of my life. Seek and you will find your place to accomplish prayers and fasting for your needs and the needs of humanity.
So we ask in prayer: Dear God, I pray a prayer of thanksgiving for watching over me and guiding me to know how to live Your Will while showing me Your protections for my mind, my body and my soul as I walk to bring Truth back to Washington. I pray I am always a cheerful giver who shares the stories of life for Your Glory. I pray we can be a people of action to accomplish love for all humanity. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
Thanksgiving to God Not an Atrocity
Sparingly share your stuff
God exclaims not enough
Sparingly shall you reap?
Claiming dust your wall will seep
Bountifully give from the heart
God’s love will enable to part
Bountiful glow to always know
Sowing His love to always grow
Determined before as God allots
No compulsion or sadness to rot
His cheerfulness exuding life’s dreams
Abundance in His grace he shall deem
Supply the seed to a sower
Spirit driven to always know her
An increase you’ll see from all generosity
Thanksgiving to God not an atrocity
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins June 15, 2011 @ 6:44 AM EST