The Most Important Part of Giving is Worship
When I asked the Lord, “What is it that YOU want to say this week?” He responded with, “The most important part of giving is worship.”
Worship is the most important aspect of the Christian walk. It is through worship that we as believers draw near to God. It’s not all about us, or our way of doing things, or seeing things our way. We have to forget about ourselves and bow down, because he’s been better to us than we’ve been to ourselves and because he is God. Yes, we have day to day responsibilities and commitments that are a part of our lives, but we can still have a heart of worship that’s a part of our lives too. He desires our worship. It’s important to him. He created us to worship him.
“They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11, NLT).
Here is a revelation of the scripture above that we can apply to our daily lives in this manner of giving. Just like the wise men opened their treasure chests, when the treasure chest in our earthen vessel (body) begins to open up, the gifts of the spirit of God that are within us will begin to flow out. If we will worship God with our whole heart, mind, body, spirit and soul, his presence and power will move in our lives and we will see miracles happen, souls will be saved, bodies will be healed, lives will be delivered and set free . . . great things will happen when we bow down and worship him.
Just as it was very important to the three wise men walking on their journey, to find where Jesus was so they could fall down before him and give their gifts, it should be important to us on our Christian journey today also. They worshiped the Lord by giving their presence and their presents: gold, frankincense and myrrh. As much as those gifts cost by themselves, they gained even greater value when they were given to Jesus.
We, too, can give our gifts to God and watch him multiply them for his glory. Let us learn from the example of these three men and make a special effort to get back to the most important part of giving, and that is worship.
Scripture Of The Day: “They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11 (NLT)
is a worship evangelist, singer and writer who ministers in word and song at churches, prisons, outreaches, and other events throughout California and other states. Her latest CD is entitled, Real Praise/True Worship. Brenda is also a devoted wife and mother of one son. You can reach her at: http://www.brendagittensministries.com.