Until today, I've never liked the song 'Offering' by Third Day. Seriously. I don't know why, but it just never hit a chord with me, it was not a song that resonated in my heart like others, this not to say that it's not a good song, and I really like 3rd day, I'm just saying.
I walked into church today and we sang it. "speak to me Lord" the words are true and pure... and maybe it's because I always feel like I don't have much to give. My talent is not one that's all that great, I'm always screwing up, I have a BIG VERY LOUD mouth, and quite often, I fly off the handle.
My back really hurts today, it feels like a stabbing pain in my left hip and resonates throughout my whole body settling in my shoulder, seriously. It doesn't matter though, I've got to keep going. Tomorrow I will go to the chiropractor and will be on the mend soon enough. Pain is a good reminder. A reminder that you don't want to be stupid and cause yourself more pain.
Anyway, I was listening to the song "offering" and thinking about something that just cost me a bunch of money, and just at the right time, I came into some money. Normally I would have spent that money on me or Phyllis but somehow God knew that I would need the money for the thing I spent it on (for someone else). Now you can look at it one of two ways... 1) how stupid, that's my money, I should spend it on ME! OR you can think of it like this 2) the money was never yours to begin with, it all belongs to God anyway, and He sent it to you just in time to spend it on someone else so you didn't have to spend the money you normally have. Hmmmm... which would you choose?
A lesson I learned that my dad always said about my gram... my grampa kept control over the money because my gram would give it all away to people she loved. And I've often been told I'd never win the lotto because I'd give it all away. To whom much is given, much is required. I can give it away, but I can't outgive God, EVER.
This is my offering.
I'll give You my life, because it's all I have to give, because You gave Your life for me (offering by 3rd day)
1 Cor 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful