Devotions from Judy’s heart

Each morning when the grandkids got up, I had a little prize waiting that they got to open after breakfast. It gives me great joy to see their anticipation and delight, for when we love our hearts want to give. I have been reading in Exodus about the children of Israel and how “everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work of the Tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.” (Exodus 35:21)  What surprised me was that the people wanted to give so much that Moses had to tell them STOP!  They brought  gold, jewelry, fine linen, acacia wood, yarn, spices etc …so much he had to restrain them from bringing more as they had more than enough.  Wouldn’t that be every pastor’s dream for him to tell his congregation we have enough, give it some where else? I wonder if the lack of giving is really a heart problem. For each of us it is more than money but also giving of our time, our energy, our setting aside our schedules for His, etc. What is He asking of us at this time to bring to Him? Let us give with a grateful heart and the awareness that He delighted to give to us in the first place and we are only giving back.