TODAY'S CHALLENGE - Start a journal
I love writing lists! And I love writing journals! In fact if you look in one of the many cupboards we have in our house you will see three shelves full of pretty, girlie, beautiful journals just waiting to be lovingly written in! So this challenge excites me so much. But as we go through this journey, and as we start to live generously through the period of Lent, I want to focus in on our attitudes as we go - because there is no point in doing this journey without getting your heart involved. So for every day I will be putting up the challenge, and linking to the actual devotional, while jotting down a few thoughts from my own journey here.
Everyone knows the verse in 2 Corinthians 9 -
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
But they sometimes miss the following verses, including this one :
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people
but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
We need to give with our hearts - so that people look at us and see God's love - not people who are giving to be seen giving or giving so that they will feel better in themselves. We need to make sure our only motivation is to serve God, meet the needs of His people and bring Him the glory.
Looking forward to going on this journey with you.
Keep shining xx
For more information on today's challenge and the devotional to go with it, check out http://www.40acts.org.uk/the-challenge/start-a-journal/