Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
[b]Adversity and Prosperity
Let's face facts. Unanticipated pressures are exerted on all of us by everyday events and people; it's what life does to us all. Adversity is what we allow those pressures to do to ourselves. Prosperity may or may not pose a similar challenge. Question: If you were to inherit one billion dollars from an anonymous source with no strings attached, in what ways would this windfall impact you and your spiritual life?[/b]
More valuable to God than the amount of money you can give is that He can gain your heart.
The woman that Jesus say put in a small amount of money in an offering box, He said was more than to God than the vastly larger amounts given by the well off.
" And He looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. And He saw a certain impoverished widow casting there two lepta.
And He said, Truly I tell you that this poor widow has cast in more than all of them, For all these out of their surplus have cast in something into the gifts, but she out of her lack has cast in all the living that she had." (Luke 21:1-4)
In faith that God would provide for her, she put in her living, all that she had. It was more precious to God than the manifold more wealth put in by the rich whose hearts were far from Him.
The inspiration of this story has touched so many believers down through the centuries. I would not be surprised that one day God points out to her that because of her faith and because it inspired so many believers, all that was given by trusting Christians afterward will be attributed to her. It will all go to her account.
The two lepta of her living may amount to two trillion dollars from the Christians down through the years touched by the dedication of her life to God.
What a revolution it was to my whole being to realize God was saying in essence - "I don't want what you can do
or what you can give.
I want YOU