Reflections on Faith and Community
On this page, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. You can also find them on the church's YouTube Channel in the "Weekly Word" playlist. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.
Andrew S. Odom
Giving Like God
Here’s this problem, though. Paul would be the first one to tell you that you cannot earn God’s blessing. That is not how God gives, and it is, therefore, not how we should give. God does not give so that we might have faith. God gives because that is who God is. God gives because God is about the business of blessing others. God gives fully and completely because it is simply part of God’s DNA. Even though I cannot give you a “take these three steps” manual for giving like God, what I can say is that if you’re trying to force it, you’re probably not doing it right. Don’t be a “so that” giver. Give because, more and more, it is simply who you are. When you do, Paul would surely say that "it is God who is at work in you."
Published on 10/31/2017 @ 3:49 PM CDT