Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Are You Secure?

Recently one of my college friends wrote about how her son gives when the offering is collected. They have been telling him that it is time to give money to God. So when the man comes by with the tray and the little boy puts in his money, he says, "There's God!"

Children associate things differently than we do because they do not know all the facts. The great advantage children have (yes, they have an advantage) is that they bear less responsibility. Their roof, meals, and clothes are provided. When it comes to the offering my children put in their money without an ounce of worry. They don't know what a budget is yet. In fact, with great anticipation our 3 year-old begins to say about the offering plate, "Here it comes!"

Adults are often just the opposite. We worry and forget that God takes care of sparrows (Matt. 10:29-32). We know about the house payment, the car payment, and the other bills. Sometimes when we allow Satan to let us care too much about these things, we become insecure in our heavenly treasures. This leads those of us who are adults to express about the offering plate, "Oh no, here it comes!"

Are you secure enough in your relationship to God to give Him what is His without worrying? Perhaps we need to be like that little boy. Perhaps we need to be looking for God.

"Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? ~ Matthew 6:30

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