All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the LORD. They brought all the materials needed for the Tabernacle, for the performance of its rituals, and for the sacred garments.- Exodus 35:21 (NLT)
The need may not always be met the masses. The Word says that those who had been “stirred” and “moved” gave what was needed for the Tabernacle (v. 21). Building projects and other campaigns tend to raise awareness without increasing much participation. Those who will help typically come through and offer their best in the name of God. What we need to focus on is getting everyone schooled on the Word’s depicts as a “cheerful giver.” As we get people educated on what God expects of us when it comes to giving, I believe we will shifts in approaches to giving to God. Imagine what condition our churches would be in if we developed people spiritually, physically and financially. Picture the changes that need to occur in the Sunday school classroom and from the pulpit. That’s where it will show up, but that’s not where it starts. It will have to start in the hearts and souls of men and women who truly believe and understand what can be accomplished through the people of the church.
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