God cares for all living things on earth. That which he created, he cares for. He feeds the animals and blesses man with his material needs.
You open your hand, and fill every living thing with the food they desire.
Psa 145.16 NET
In the same way that God opens his hand to satisfy the desires of his creatures, he wants you, as a son or daughter of his, to open your hand in order to satisfy the eternal desire of all people.
For in your hand is the gospel, the Good News which has the ability to satisfy the hunger of all.
Heavenly Father, help me to be generous with the gospel, as you are with your material blessings, as well as with the love you have for us in Christ, giving him freely and joyfully. May we also give not only the truth of the Good News, but our own lives as well.
This was translated from our Brazilian devotional site, Deus Conosco.
READ: “By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we must help the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” Acts 20.35.
THINK: The Sunday offering is but a reflection of a life characterized by generosity and by the desire to give. It is one of the verbs most associated with God, Lk 11.13; Jn 3.16; Rom 8.32; Jas 1.5. And with his people, Prov 20.26; Mt 5.40, 42; Lk 6.38; Rom 12.20. Here is the greater satisfaction. Continue reading →