Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase:
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Honoring the Lord with your first fruits is easier for me in some areas than others. Presenting myself and my family as a living sacrifice, clean and in our best each Sunday, isn’t difficult. Putting money in the offering plate when I’m worried about groceries, bills, and gasoline for the week is harder.
It takes a lot of trust to walk by faith.
My sister gave money, although she didn’t have the cash to spare, to a woman she saw last week; she just felt led to help. Later she received an unexpected financial blessing.
Although we don’t give in order to receive, it’s amazing how the the Lord blesses when we give our first fruits and trust Him to take care of the rest.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~ Matthew 6:33
Please visit the other ladies participating in 31 Days of Ministry Online at A Woman Inspired:
- Amy Bayliss – 31 Days of Heart Matters
- Karin – 31 Days of Intentional Parenting
- Jen – 31 Days of Social Media
- Lisa Boyd – 31 Days of WordPress
- Karen Lewis – 31 Days of Praise
- A Martha Heart – 31 Days of Prayer
Links to all posts in this series, by topic, can be found here.