So yesterday, our pastor challenged us to give our best (our all) to God.
Getting involved in such a young church, planning on building a campus and/or even just purchasing a land seems ambitious to the worldly eyes.
But as our pastor continued to encourage the congregation about church building, the Holy Spirit started to work in our hearts, encouraging us that we needed to give up a “check” (a payment from a wedding we photographed).
My wife and I are both full-time photographers and if you have ever been exposed to this work industry/workforce, the work-loads are seasonal and so are the salaries.
As the Holy Spirit spoke in our hearts, fear of the unknown began to kick in and mental-excuses started to cloud my thoughts. “…how do we endorse the check? …will they take a check that’s not written to the church? …banks are closed on Sundays. …I’m gonna have to cash it in. …blah, blah, blah”
As I reluctantly pulled the “check” out from my wallet, God said, “WATCH THIS”, and much to our surprise, the “check” was not designated to anyone. Meaning, I can endorse and/or designate the “check” to whomever I wish to.
Sometimes, we get caught up in all our fears and get clouded with doubts. But God said in [Malachi 3:10] “…Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.