A reflection on a charitable giving (one of several)

Reflections for the day

2 Corinthians 8:3-5

For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

1 Timothy 6:17-18

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

“Our prayer must not be self-centred. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.” John Calvin

A reflection on a charitable giving (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art a loving Father, and thou loves each and every one of us, and thou love for Mankind is one that is all encompassing. Thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. Thou love for Mankind is one that enables all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all things are possible through thou, and we acknowledge that many of the events that have happened in a life have happened for a divine purpose, and we acknowledge that many of the events that are yet to happen will happen for a divine purpose. We acknowledge that all things happen in thou own good time.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we ask of many to reflect upon a charitable giving. We acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that to be charitable means that by a generous action many are able to help another who is less fortunate than a self. We are able to see in a way that is clear that to be charitable means that an action may not necessarily be of a giving that can be described as financial, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that an action can be one of helping another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach Mankind  that there is a need to be charitable. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for Mankind to give in a way that can be described as  one that is without a reluctance, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for Mankind  to give in a way that can be described as one that is without a compulsion. We are able to see in a way that is clear  that thou desire is for all to give in a way that is done without being seen, and without being acknowledged by another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that some are more fortunate than others, and we acknowledge that some are wealthier than others. We acknowledge that some are able to see in a way that is clear that those who have a wealth that is monetary, have so because thou hath made a provision. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are those who have a wealth who use a finance for the good of another.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for the many who give generously despite a situation that can be described as less than fitting. We hope and we pray that many will continue to give financially at this time.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide Mankind to reflect carefully upon a charitable giving.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that a charitable giving is one that must come from a heart, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by giving in a way that is charitable that all are giving to thou. We ask thou to guide all Mankind to give with a heart that is glad, and we ask thou to help all to give in a way that can be described as freely, and we ask thou to help all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is the ruler of all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.

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Posted on April 17, 2012, in charitable giving, love, putting others first, responsibility, The example of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The ministry of Jesus, The needs of our family and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    There is a well-known saying that “Charity begins at home”. Helping our family , friends and the local community is worthwhile. By helping others, the net of charitable help may widen to encompass many others as a result. It is not merely about monetary contributions but sharing our love with mankind.

    • So many people give of their time and of their money freely, particularly at this present time when many of us are faced with financial constraints. It is good to celebrate the generosity of others and by doing so it encourages many more to give, also.

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