February Challenge Question 23:
23. What was the last significant decision you had to make?
In 2 Corinthians, Paul says we are to give not because it is asked of us but because we desire to. God cares about our heart, not merely our actions. And I realized that in my heart I did not desire to fully give God my money, our finances. I thought, “Haven’t we given you enough? Can’t we have this vacation?” The problem was not that I wanted to spend money on a vacation—the problem was with my heart.
I wanted to ask God how much money was enough, how much did He want. But God doesn’t play that game. It would be easy to give us a number, but then giving would just become a religious duty, not an outpouring of our hearts. I am forced to meditate on the fact that Jesus took on God’s full wrath for my sins. And I have to ask myself, “Can I not give Him my all?”Oh that our hearts would love God more than earthly treasures! He is eternal. We have nothing to worry about if our treasure is in heaven. I may never get to see Venice, Italy, but I will one day get to see my Lord Jesus in heaven.