101 things to say before the offering (17)
fossores, 8 years ago 0 1 min read 1027
If you’ve ever received an unanticipated, no-strings attached gift (no matter the amount) you understand that it truly is the fact someone else was thinking about you that matters.
We trivially toss around the adage, “it’s the thought that counts.” Perhaps if we said, “it’s the heart that counts,” it would hold more weight.
The scriptures talk regularly about giving; and a plethora of times giving to others.
Honestly, I’m not sure any of us fully appreciate how giving to others positively affects our relationships.
It’s the heart that counts. Give, and give generously. And make your thought and heart count.
The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16.7b
Dr. David McDonald is the teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, MI. The church, widely considered among the most innovative in America, has been featured on CNN.com and in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. David weaves deep theological truths with sharp social analysis and peculiar observations on pop culture. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Carmel, and their two kids. Follow him on twitter (@fossores) or online at fossores.com
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