Has God ever moved in your spirit to do something? Maybe there been a stirring in your heart for work He wants to do? Don’t be afraid to follow that leading. God is using you to do His work. He has done it through the generations and continues to do so through the church today.
“Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD’S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.”
When Moses got ready to build the tabernacle, he took a freewill offering from amongst the people. He told them if God stirs their heart and their spirit was moved, they could contribute to the tent of meeting and all of the holy utensils. There was no pressure, and it wasn’t a requirement, but the people responded in an incredible way. It got to the point where Bezalel and Oholiab told Moses to ask the people to stop because they had brought more than enough. What a testament to the giving of God’s people. God spoke it, and the people responded.
Giving in the church has been abused from the beginning. Some false teachers traveled around speaking at churches solely for profit. Building campaigns have been turned into significant guilt trips while men build their kingdoms and egos. People are so skeptical about giving that it is near impossible for the church to do kingdom work because of insufficient funds. This scene with Moses shows us how it is supposed to be done. It should be when God stirs the heart and the spirit within the person is moved.
Stirring in Your Heart
When you learn to give in a Godly way, it blesses you and others. You may not have much but God can multiply it beyond your imagination. Don’t let the selfishness of man prevent God from stirring in your heart. Be open to giving freewill offerings for projects that God is behind. Bless others with what God has blessed you, and you will see God multiply your faithfulness.