Bible Verse: On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. -1 Corinthians 16:2
One of my favorite Joel Osteen quotes says; “You spend your time like you spend money. You can waste it or invest in.” -Joel Osteen
And for me this represents 1 Corinthians 16:2 in the sense that when you wake up each morning you have a decision to make when it comes to how you spend your time. You can set aside a certain amount of time to invest in connecting with God or you can waste it on the busyness of the day.
Of course, the more time you spend connecting with God, in prayer and meditation, the more empowered you become to realize all the blessings in your life.
What’s even more interesting, is if your anything like me, you’ll also might have noticed how the less time you spend connecting with the power of God within you, the less aware you are of the blessings all around you.
Charles Stanley shares in his “Life Principles Bible” that giving should be a consistent discipline in our lives rather than a sporadic practice. What’s more, we should honor the Lord with what He asks of us with a heart thankful for all He has already provided for us.