“Giving”Categories: Minister's Corner
Where is your heart? Let me ask the question a different way, what do you treasure most? Jesus tells us that what is closest to our heart is the thing we treasure the most, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt 6:21). Is it true that our hearts can be bound to our wallets? Notice what our Lord says about our hearts (and possibly our wallets), “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matt 6:19-20). Jesus would also say in this context, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33).
I am not the Lord and therefore I do not know your heart, however, I am good at observation. What I noticed this past week with our first special contribution of the year was this, the Fulshear church of Christ has a heart connected to the kingdom of God and treasures in heaven, and a desire to honor the Lord.
Last Sunday the total given was over $20,000 for the regular and special contributions. On top of that, you gave generously to help us serve the Senior Citizens that meet daily at the Irene Stern Community Center. Gail Richardson was able to collect enough for the cost of the meal. We are still in need of a foldable wagon ($100... see Gail for info) which is one of the items requested that would be most useful for Loraine.
I know that you are not trying to impress me, the elders, or members of this church family with your giving but I can’t help but be impressed and I know the elders are as well. I’m amazed that you see giving to the Lord as a privilege. THANK YOU!
“...IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.” (Acts 20:35).