Last Sunday was a "Consecration Sunday" in our church. It was a blessed message the guest speaker delivered for us. He was talking about stewardship and giving. We were challenge to increase in our giving. I committed myself to move 2% on my giving. It was a challenge for me. I don't know if it does to them. I didn't do it just because the preacher told us, but because I know this is what God requires from me.
After I committed and placed my notes at the altar (I was the last one), I had a strange feelings that I can't even described. Must be fear... fear that I may run short on my Philippine vacation savings. Why should I feel this way? I have been doing this before in a long time. I made myself committed to give up 13% before, and I saw how God had blessed me. Why should I feel fear this time? It was really strange that I felt that way. Or was it because of the written commitment that we made that gives us an odd feeling? Must be.
I believe in the word of God and the principle about giving. I have witnessed and experienced God's faithfulness to His words. "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38 NIV
Rather than nurturing this strange feelings. I will and choose to be thankful to God for this opportunity and be blessed knowing that great things are about to pour in my life very soon... and to the whole household. Thank you, God! You are awesome!