I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Day 8: Tending the Fields, Bringing in the Sheaves

As you will read in today's theme sheet, stewardship-- giving of tithes and offerings-- is a good indicator of our progress in the Spirit. If we practice deception, we don't have the Holy Spirit... if we withhold our tithes and offerings, we are "robbing" God. Not because God NEEDS anything we have-- indeed it is all His-- but because we are being disobedient, and by being disobedient, we sin-- we put up a wall between us and the great raft of abundance with which God desires to shower us. It reminds me of an email greeting card inspired by a story by Max Lucado.... it shows a dumptruck filled with blessings discharging its load. Is this not what we are looking for when we pray for "the outpouring"?? Then we have to get back to tithing (obedience).

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