Okay, this post is not about my wife and how much I love her though I am sure you know that already.One of the things I love about Christmas is that it is a season when you don’t have to prompt people a lot to do good. People are more willing to give both to charity and to friends and even enemies as well. There is that giving grace during the Christmas season.
This year for some reason I decided to pray about what God will have us give this period. I had some plans in mind as giving back to my community is up there in my list of priorities. I am one of those people that believe that the body of Christ should be assisting ease the burden on society in the areas of quality education, health, accommodation and feeding. If we can’t make it free (which I don’t see why we can’t), we should at least make it as subsidized as possible. On a later day, maybe I will share my plans around this and you are free to chat me up privately and I can share my thoughts on this.
But as I prayed along those lines, God pointed me to a scripture and asked me to be guided by that. I know most of us have amazing plans for this period and some of us have even commenced executing those plans. But as you do and go ahead in life, I will like you to read this scripture, meditate on it and keep it at the fore front of your mind in all your giving and doing good.
I pray that the Lord will expand this scripture in your hearts and open the eyes of your understanding to see what is in the heart of the Father, Amen!Matthew 6:1-4(NKJV)
1“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2Therefore, when you do your charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly".