Private and personal, giving was always intended to reflect the character of God and His own generosity. On a more practical level we also keep this up on a regular basis so that we are continually remembering the kindness of God in preserving us through so many difficulties and literally fulfilling the promises He made to us. God being the author of all our blessings, the very first opportunity, with the very first “paycheck” we give to Him, as the author of every good and perfect gift. With that perspective and understanding, we come to give with joy, and a cheerful heart.
So I come with a posture of worship, even if at times it may seem a sacrifice of praise offered in faith, denoting my reverence to God.
What a wonderful way to honour God. Why do we come up with so many reasons why we do not have to give, or why we don’t have to give so much? I am so thankful for everything I have and I want to acknowledge my mercies.