Manage episode 347913122 series 3220376
God wants us all to be cheerful givers. Generosity has little to do with what’s in our bank account but rather everything to do with our heart. In Mark 14:3-10, we read about a woman who gave an extravagant gift to Jesus. Some of the people around Jesus were shocked at the gift and rebuked her for it, saying she should have rather sold it and given the money to the poor. But Jesus told them to leave her alone and declared that what she had done was a beautiful thing. We can see from this story she knew that giving extravagantly to Jesus was worth more than any amount of money in the world - through her gift she was anointing Jesus. She planned her giving and did everything SHE COULD to make sure it was given to Jesus. We need to plan and listen to the Holy Spirit in our generosity. It’s a conscious decision we need to make on a daily basis. God never asks us to do and give what we can’t, but He expects us to give and do what we can to be a blessing. She did what she could and gave to Jesus from a place of generosity and cheerfulness which lead to her legacy we still speak of today. Let’s be challenged to live a life like this and give to God all he deserves from a place of worship.