Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (Matthew 22:37 KJV)
You should make it a priority to have the Lord on your mind throughout your days. It should automatically happen, He should be on your mind when you wake up, when good things happen even to the bad. Once you forget to make Him a priority, you see a difference in how you feel and act.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2 KJV)
Money doesn’t save us. Jesus does.
Jesus, when You saved me, You brought me from death to life. I am a walking miracle! Increase my faith as I learn to trust You with every area of my life, not just my salvation.
“Mark 12 tells the story of a broke widow who went to the temple to worship. Wealthy people walked by the treasury, dropping in huge sums of money. But when the poor widow put in her gift, all she had to give were two copper coins. The value was barely half a cent. When Jesus saw the widow’s offering, He told His disciples that she gave more than all the others. The rich gave out of their abundance, but she put in everything she had. She gave it all, trusting God to meet her needs.” Mark 12:41-44
This is a tough one, because you get wrapped up in trying to pay bills, then you see so many things you want, and let’s not forget the things you need. You have to make it a priority to give what you can; not what you want to give, but what is in your heart to give. We as people have to get our priorities figured out.
Jesus, thank You for being more concerned with the state of my heart than the size of my gift. Help me to grow more generous like You.