Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Your Offering is Very Important

"Sweetheart, your baby's pampers has finished again and we also need money to buy food and ..." Emeka gave his wife a stern look and said "Please leave me alone you this woman was it not last week that I bought pampers? We will drink Garri in the meantime, there is no money for now abeg"
Emeka just became a father and he suddenly realized that he would be needing a lot of money if he would take care of his family successfully, he needed extra income but he didn't know what to do for money.
Emeka went to church on Sunday and his pastor began to preach about 
Luke 6:38 (NLT) Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back."

Suddenly it hit Emeka, he knew exactly what to do! He would increase his offering in church and let God take care of the rest. Emeka started giving 1000 Naira every service instead of 200 Naira, it was not easy, he had to consciously save the money every week but he kept giving the offering.
For a whole month, nothing changed then one Monday, Emeka got to the office and they informed him that he had been nominated as part of a team that would be attending courses in the U.S. and other countries for the next 3 months. The traveling allowance was a year's salary and it was paid upfront.
Emeka had more money than he could spend even after settling all the bills. The more Emeka gave in church, the more his finances increased. Pampers, food and all other necessities were no longer a problem for Emeka, he knew he could never be stranded again because he knew what to do.
The day you realize that God started the church and ordained your pastor to take care of every need you will ever have; both spiritual and physical is the day your life will change forever.
Many Christians are faithful tithers but then they put whatever they find into the offering basket. Listen to me! God cares as much about the offering as He cares about the tithe! We are told in Malachi 3: 8(NLT) Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!
“But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’You have cheated me of the tithes AND offerings due to me.

Jesus also mentioned the widow who gave all she had in Mark 12:41-44 (NLT) 41Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. 42Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.j
43Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. 44For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”
God notices what you put in the offering bowl. Is it an honourable offering? Does it cost you something, do you choose the cleanest Naira notes you can find and separate them so that you ensure you are giving God clean money? Do you separate your offering from every other money?
God has not called us to live like the rest of the world, He has not called us to toil and labour but He has called us to a life of honor! Money is crucial and you must settle God's part so He can send you more than enough! God doesn't spend money but He put a money system in the world because He knows you will need it to fulfill destiny.
Stop squeezing five Naira and ten Naira into the offering envelope. Give God quality offerings, don't give Him less than your subscription for blackberry or your android phone.
If you honor God this way, He will take care of all your money problems. May God help us all in Jesus name.
My 20 year dream is to see the Gospel preached to a billion people through the social media. You too can be a social media evangelist, kindly share and repost this Gospel of Jesus Christ so that others can be blessed just like you have been blessed. 
Thank you for reading. Shalom

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