‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.’ (Malachi 3:10)
Just the other day I was reading the above passage in Malachi. Then wouldn’t you know it, the pastor speaks about it in church. It’s like the Lord is saying, “HELLO Sarah! Listen up!” So here I am listening.
All my life I have watched God be extremely faithful. He has never failed to provide for me. There have been countless times where I’ve been struck by pure astonishment at the way He provides. My part is to be faithful in what He has given me. After all, isn’t it all His anyways. Everything I make, everything I am, everything I’m able to do, even breathing… it’s all because of the grace of God. Even the fact that He sent His Son to die for me.
May we remember to be faithful in giving to God out of our first fruits, the best, even our time. Well, especially our time. You wake up with 84,600 seconds in your time account every morning. Spend each second wisely, as if it were a dollar in a bank account. You wouldn’t go out and waste 84 grand in a day, so don’t waste 84 thousand seconds in today, as you live your life out for God. Give Him the best of each moment!
Lord, please help me to be responsible to You for each second that I live today. May I spend my seconds wisely, using each one to shine Your light brilliantly. Help me to be a blessing to others around me. May I never neglect the purpose I have in You. Thank You for my deposit today of 84,600 seconds!
May all my withdrawals be honoring to You today!