Generosity, A Way To Serve GOD

Generosity, A Way To Serve GOD

Thursday, 08 July 2021

“That there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales And laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need” – Acts 4:34-35 NKJV

The Church in the book of Acts has to be one of the most impressive Churches for me. The word of God mentions the impressive things that took place in the Church daily, GOD working wonders through the Church every day. In Chapter 4, however, Luke draws our attention to another very impressive characteristic of this Church, their generosity. He says, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had”. 

The believers in the Church of Acts never clung on to the material they had. They were willing to let everything go if they saw a need that had to be met in the lives of their brethren. They were even willing to sacrifice their personal assets, their accumulated wealth for the sake of the wider Church. They gave willingly and freely because they wanted to. They gave freely and willingly to their fellow Christians because they viewed them as fellow family members,  as brothers and sisters in Christ. It was their heart’s desire to support one another financially. Giving to fellow Christians was to them a joy, not a duty. A cheerful delight, not a chore. 

Imagine a Church where no one lacked, where no one considered any of their possessions as their own. Imagine a church where everyone is their brother’s keeper, willing to sacrifice all they have for the next person. Imagine the unity, joy, and the love that would reign in such a place. That’s what GOD wants for us, for His Church. He is not impressed with you just thriving while those around you struggle, that’s not a correct representation of who He is. Let’s make giving a habit, a lifestyle, that’s also a way of serving GOD.

Imagine a church where everyone is their brother’s keeper, willing to sacrifice all they have for the next person. Imagine the unity, joy, and the love that would reign in such a place

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