Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Every little bit helps

"I don't have enough money to give to missions; my budget is tight enough as it is."

"The need is too big; $5 isn't even a drop in the bucket."

"I'm just a kid; I can't support a missionary."

We all say hear these excuses all the time.  Somehow we've gotten it into our heads that if we can't give $100/month or send large gifts to missions, then it isn't worth trying. But those are lies from the enemy. 

Giving isn't about us.  It isn't about a dollar amount.  It's about our heart.  It's about doing our part- no matter how small.

We were at a church picnic for missions last week, and God knocked our socks off with a gift.  It was awesome!

The givers: two boys.

The amount: $8 {in pennies}.

The heart: All the kids were told that they would get one penny for each water balloon piece they picked up after the water games.  They picked up a lot of popped balloons!  And then they cashed them in and asked if we could use the money towards our mission!  YES! 

The lesson: Every little bit helps.  You can give what you have.  The smallest task with a big heart is HUGE in the kingdom of God.  Picking up water balloon pieces doesn't look like much in the eyes of the world- neither does $8- but God is going to do something awesome because of this gift.  And I have a hunch that this is just the beginning of their missions journey!

Is there something God is asking you to do that you felt was to small?  Be obedient!  Obedience is priceless.

Also giving a shout-out to Cherry Run Camp Meeting missions marathon Water Balloon-Palooza:  this camp rounds up all the staff (including the missionaries) in a gladiator style ring, and buy water balloons to soak the staff.  All the money raised from the water balloons goes towards their missions program!  All it takes is thinking outside the box and you can make a difference!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this blog. I definitely agree with your position. We live in an upside down kingdom. The world system says to "go big or go home" while God looks at the heart. He always has and will forever. We truly are giving the enemy the upper hand over our minds when we dismiss what we feel are "meager efforts to give" when we compare ourselves to what someone else does. When we withhold from giving anything because we are not able to give "a lot" aren't we really showing a heart of discontentment? I think so. All the Father asks is to give all. Your "all" and my "all" are different. The Father doesn't measure the amount given but to extent the heart give. Did your heart give "all" it could? Then we need to remember the words our hearts will cry out for when we stand before God one day; "Well done, good and faithful servant".

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  2. love it! $8 in pennies! so awesome!
    -Jade

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