“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7Text — 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Richard observed that John, one of his classmates was always alone during lunch-time without money or food. One day, he approached him to find out why. John opened up to him that his father had lost his job and the money from his mother’s petty trading was barely enough to cater for the family’s needs. That day, Richard shared his meal with him. On getting home, Richard told his mom who showed love and care by giving extra food pack for John throughout the term.
This act of generosity and giving made John to surrender his life to Jesus. His parents too were touched by this kindness that in time, they also became converted.
With fervent prayers, things became better as John’s dad got a better paying job than the one he lost. God desires that we give to the needy around us and be cheerful while doing so. God honours and rewards cheerful giving. You must cultivate the attitude of helping others as the need arises.
Prayer for today
Lord, I ask for a heart that truly loves, cares and is concerned about the needs of the people around me.