Day 46: I trust You, Lord. Giving my best. 2 Samuel 23:13-17
When it comes to giving to ‘God’, do you give Him your best? Your last? Your worst? Your first? (God is placed in parenthesis because He does not need anything from you. He owns it all. So in giving, He is only using you to be a blessing not only to someone else, but also yourself.) What do you give to honor your Lord? If He told you right now to give the writer of this devotion $500, would you? Your first thought is probably to say no, right? The next one will most likely ask why. What will it take for you to be obedient? Do you believe if you had $1,000,000 it would be easier to give $500? If so, then keep it. None of it is wanted.
And he said, of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. Luke 21:3-4 KJV
Where is your sacrifice? Where is your trust? Do you not believe that if you give it will come back to you? Then why is it so hard to give (you know you answered yes to knowing if you give it will come back to you, don’t you)? What if it was your last? Would you be able to part with it?
In the reading, David was super thirsty. He was in a cave near the basecamp of the Philistines (they were fighting them). His top three soldiers broke through the lines of the Philistines and got David water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem. When they returned, David refused to drink the water and instead, poured it out. Yep! He poured it out. He felt the water was too precious to drink. These three men risked their life to get this water, so rather than drink it, he poured it out as a drink offering. He gave it to God. Here David was craving water and deep in battle and when the water came, fresh water from a particular well that David specified, he refused to drink it. He gave God his best. He sacrificed his water and gave it to God.
Wow! That’s something, huh? You may be thinking he wasted this water, but instead, he felt God was more worthy of the water than he could ever be. That’s how you should start training your mind. He is worthy of it all, but give your best and let Him do the rest. The three men were anxious to do something for David, but God was always anxious to do for David.
Oh, if you only knew that if you would only open your hand to give, so much more will be placed in it. You cannot receive if your hand is closed. Open your hand. With God’s guidance, freely give. Be a blessing. Trust that He is using you to bless another and know that He will surely send it right back to you.
Receiving my yo-yo,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!