December 06, 2020
A Willing Heart
Hebrews 13:16 (KJV) But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Do you want to please God? Here He told us the way any sincere child of God can please Him. Tucked into the middle of the thirteenth chapter of the book of Hebrews amongst other imperatives, God used the Apostle Paul to reveal that fellowship with God is a sacrifice that well pleases Him.
Certainly, you understand that this does not point to mere lip service, or for a person to utter words to God without any notion of honesty in their profession. The truth is that sincere communication with God requires self-sacrifice and the willingness to give according to the blessings and sacrifices offered by God. Indeed a genuine Christian understands that he or she cannot ever outgive God. However, each regenerated soul naturally desires to give to God sacrificially, just as God has bountifully given to them. In essence, he is keeping God’s wheel of blessing moving to other spiritually needy souls through his or her time, words, materials, and gifts He has so generously given to you.
Indeed, pleasing God always involves the giving of time, effort, financial resources, materials, and life according to the way and will of God at work in your life. Such willing sacrificial giving shows the nature of God at work in your life and highlights His presence and love towards other souls in need of God’s precious comfort and care. This brand of giving requires much more than the giving of presents on birthdays and holidays.
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