Day 31: Give with a Willing Heart
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have. 2 Corinthians 8:12
God wants us to give with a willing heart. Our Heavenly Father is less interested in what we have to give and more interested in our hearts and our willingness to give us what we do have. He doesn’t need our gifts; he wants our hearts. When we surrender our hearts to him, he moves in us to give in proportion to our abilities. God wants us to give because we want to, not from a sense of obligation. Will we open our hearts to God and let him direct us in our giving?
Lord, please help us to give with willing hearts. Stir up the desire in us to give back to you because of what we’ve been so generously given. Let us be open to you and receptive to your direction. May we give eagerly, and not from compulsion. Align our hearts with yours, and let us mirror your desire in what you want us to give.