Devotion for Monday, August 31, 2020

“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).

It is not a game we play with the Lord.  Ultimately, you are either all in, or else you are out.  The Lord does not want a part of you, but the whole.  Do not give just a little and expect much.  Invest all that you are in the Lord and you will reap according to what you sow.  The Lord knows all things and He knows your heart.  Be willing to submit to the Lord and to be shaped by Him.

Lord, there are so many things I want, but I want them on my terms.  Take this attitude away from me that I would simply be yours to do with as You please.  Let me not even worry about how much I am sowing, but simply sow all that I can for Your sake.  Guide me  O Lord  in the way of truth that I would become what You are making of me.  Help me give away what I cling to that gets in the way.

Lord Jesus, You did not collect things in this world, but gave yourself away.  On the cross, You gave Yourself for all.  Help me, O Lord, see that only in You is there a hope and a future.  Lead me ever upward in this journey of faith that I would see that all that I sow is only possible because of You.  May the Father reap what is sown and may I be granted my part through You.  Amen.