Pleasing God







Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:15


Such a simple precept - doing good, sharing what we have.  But sometimes we neglect it, don't we?  The word for today is to consider what you have in terms of time, skills, material goods, money.  Just think about it for a moment.  Take inventory, so to speak. Don't let yourself be deceived into thinking you don't have much - if you are reading this, then you obviously have enough time and skill and material goods to share.  (You're welcome!)  Maybe you have enough time to make a phone call of encouragement.  Maybe you have enough skill to bake a cake or sew some window treatments or mow a lawn for someone.  Maybe you have enough material goods that you could donate some furniture to The Sparrow's Nest or medicine to Mercy Health Center or money to a mission trip. Maybe you have enough of all three.... Then let's ask God what we can share.  How.  With whom.  Begin with surplus....then move to sacrifice.  This please Him.


I'll just say that I think I have enough surplus of material goods that it'll take a while to get to the "sacrifice" level.  How about you?