For those of us that are writers, have you ever had a topic placed on your heart that you literally could not run fast enough to a computer to get it all out?? LOL. This is one of them.
AS CHRISTIANS, WE DO EVERYTHING IN CHRIST FOR CHRIST.
Colossians 3:23 & Ephesians 6:7 both remind us that all that we do and say should be “as unto the Lord.” As Christians everything we do ought to be in Christ anyways because we are disciples of Christ. We are lead by him and are supposed to be obedient to him. When we obey him, he is pleased and gets all the glory! Not man.
I think of the hottest topic in church. Tithes! Money! Do you know that some people will stop tithing because they aren’t pleased with what the church is doing with? (Don’t get me wrong the leaders have their direction as to where and how tithes are supposed to be used… they don’t get off easy here) However, tithing is a covenant between YOU and GOD. It is your first fruit of what he has provided you. Do you know how many people wish they had your job?? How many people wish they had your blessings and you can’t part with 10% of it to give BACK to God? You have the audacity to stop your covenant with God because of someone else’s actions? HUH?!! That is crazy.
I mean really, let’s picture this. God asks you why did you stop pouring back some of what I gave to you? And you have to answer back, well, Pastor So and So wasn’t doing the right things with it. So I kept it. -________-
I strongly believe that God has justice prepared for those that miss use his things. We don’t have to do that part for God. He got that! God is concerned about our obedience and covenants with him. I often give money to the beggars I see on the streets. Many people do not like to give $1 or $5 to them because they believe they will just go buy drugs with it. Although that may or may not be true, that part is not really of my concern. If you really feel that way, buy them the food instead of giving the money. I give them the money because I feel lead by God to do so and it is my duty to show them Christ’s love. When God says to give, you simply obey. The rest is really not about you.
Well folks that was my burning two cents…lol
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,
Love ya to Peace,