Begging for the Privilege…

“…they begged us insistently for the privilege of sharing in the ministry to the saints…”
(II Cor. 8:4)
Testimonies have a way of challenging us.  In this letter to the Corinthians, Paul’s shares the testimony of the Macedonians and how they responded when it came time to give an offering.   Paul says their attitude toward giving is a testimony to the work of God’s grace. 
As God moved in the hearts of His people, they begged for the privilege of giving.  Their hearts were moved by the Spirit and they wanted to get in on what God was doing.
We have seen that same kind of moving in our church family.  People have seen the needs of Southside and understood the moving of God and asked….
“When can we give? 
 Can I get in on what God is doing?”
Certainly you can give whenever you are ready.  We are asking our church family to carefully pray and prepare.
“Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart…”
(2 Cor. 9.7)
We are anticipating many  will chose to bring their offering next week, October 10th.  On that morning we take some extra time for a separate offering that will remind us all of what we are doing and how we are doing it  (giving the money needed without impacting regular tithes and offerings).
I hope that you will take some extra time to pray with your family and friends this week.  Ask God for the privilege of joining in His work and ask Him to show you what to give. 
The testimonies below may motivate you like the story of the Macedonians challenged the Corinthians.  Check them out….
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Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

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