Text: 1 Chronicles 29:1-14
Memory verse:
”The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the Lord blessed Obed-Edom and all his household.“
‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Have you ever seen a scenario where a father gave a pack of biscuits to his child and thereafter asked for a piece of biscuit, but the child bluntly refused? Do you know that some believers behave likewise?
King David was a generous giver who served God with his resources. According to our text, he provided towards the temple construction, the total sum, which is estimated to be about 20 billion dollars in the modern world. While this sum was vast and unparalleled, what stands out is David’s motivation for this giving. He acknowledged, “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.” (1 Chr 29:14). He recognized that his ability to give, and indeed all he possessed, came from God. His gift was a testimony to his faith, gratitude, and profound understanding of God’s providence. Do you recognize God as the source and the giver of all your possessions? Do you give with the mindset of love and gratitude or with the mindset of an obligation like the wicked servant in Matthew 25:24. Now, while lavish giving like this is great, it is important to know that God measures the heart of the giver more than the size of the gift!
Serving God with your treasures does not only mean giving money. Obed-Edom gave his house for God’s use, and God greatly blessed his house (2 Sam 6:11-15). Today, you can serve God by making your house available for a fellowship or prayer meeting. Some people consider their house too nice to host a church! What an ignorance! Recently, a highly placed man testified in one of the fellowships that we belong to how his wife’s lingering health issue received a breakthrough after they hosted the brethren in their house. What about the age long barrenness that was terminated when the Shunammite woman and her husband recognized prophet Elisha as a holy man of God and hosted him in their home? What about the bankruptcy that was reversed when Peter offered his boat to be used as Jesus’ pulpit? Even the early church offered land and houses. Can you offer your car to be used for evangelism or visitation? Can you offer your land to build a church?
Friends, whatever assets you have, whether movable or unmovable, are tools in your hands to serve your Maker and to procure uncommon blessings.

Prayer points
1. Father, please, let me never forget that all that I have and even the ability to give come from You lest I be miserly in giving to You, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, mark me out with Your blessings as I offer my resources for Your service, in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. I give out of faith, love, and gratitude and not out of obligations.
2. My assets, monetary or non-monetary, movable or non-movable, are tools for me to serve God and to procure His blessing.