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Worship in Giving

Lakewood Church | by Joel & Victoria Osteen

Friday, December 19, 2014

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When the wise men first saw Jesus, they were completely overwhelmed. The Bible says they fell to their knees and wanted to worship Him with everything they had. They opened their treasure bags and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11) Giving was an automatic response. They were giving because they were thankful and wanted to honor Him. 

When you give to God, He doesn’t want you to do it just because it’s the offering time in service or because you feel like you have to. In fact, the Bible says, “Do not give grudgingly or under compulsion.” God wants you to give because your heart is overflowing with thankfulness. He loves a cheerful giver who knows He is good and that He will give back in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over!  

Today, meditate on the faithfulness of God. Think about what He’s done for you—that He’s saved and redeemed you. Think about the fact that He is your Provider and that He has good things in store for you! As you focus on His goodness, your heart will overflow with thankfulness. And just like the wise men, giving will be an automatic response! 

Joel and Victoria Osteen

 

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