Summary: Putting our complete Trust and Faith In Jesus Christ. Giving Jesus everything in our life
LORD WHAT HAVE I GIVEN YOU?
A man was driving home from church one Sunday feeling so good about himself thinking about all the great things he had done and how dedicated he was to the Lord that week. The Pastor at the church had given a well not his greatest message titled “What Have You Given Me.” Suddenly a voice down deep in his soul said “What have you dedicated to me?” Immediately the man stopped his pickup truck and beginning praying Lord I give you my family who I love so much they are yours. The voice spoke out again when are you going to give me the house you live in and the car you drive? Once again the man cried out to the Lord “the house, the car, pickup are yours Lord.” Once again the voice burning in his heart said when are you going to give me yourself? I want your heart, mind, soul, I want your physical body, I want your job, bank account, I want all I have given you. I want your total trust in me. I do not need any of these things I have mentioned because its all mine anyway. This time the man got on his knees and prayed out to God for not giving all that he had. Through out his life he was just giving the bare minimum to God wondered many times why there was a void in his life. Sure God was blessing him but was the testing that God was placing on him spiritually was he giving everything to God. He cried out to God asking for forgiveness, telling God his family, job, home, vehicles, all his worldly processions. Belonged to him. He told God you now have all of me.
Why do so many Christians fit this illustration? I believe it because many of us are weak in our complete Faith in Him that He will take care of us. God wants us to voice our needs not our wants to Him. Even though He already knows our needs He still wants to hear from us. God is jealous, He dislikes when we place ourself over Him. Why do we do the things we do? What motivates us? Why do you go to church? Why do you pray? Is it to please us, make us feel good or is
It to please God? 1st Corinthians 10:31 whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
The Text comes from 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth forever.
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)