Devotion

Three Things We Can Give to God

by Greg Laurie on Nov 14, 2019
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
—Ephesians 5:15–16
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We all have three things we can give to God: our treasure, our talent, and our time.

First, we have our treasure, the finances God has put under our care. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21 NKJV). In other words, your heart follows your money.

For example, if you’ve invested in a certain stock, I’m certain you’ll follow that stock because you want it to do well. In the same way, when I’ve invested in the kingdom of God, I’m interested in the benefits of it. Wherever we put our treasure, our hearts will follow.

Then we have our talents. God has blessed every believer, every person, with talent. You have natural talent as well as gifting from the Holy Spirit.

When I was a new Christian, I volunteered for everything. I offered to do anything that no one else would do. As a result, I found out that I was bad at a lot of stuff. But I also found that I was good at a few things, and some of them surprised me.

God has given us all gifts that we should use to serve Him. Everyone can serve the Lord in some way. You’ll also find that it’s a blessing to serve.

Lastly, we have our time. God gives each of us 1,440 minutes to use every day. We have twenty-four hours to invest. You have to sleep for part of that, of course, but you are responsible for what you do with the remaining hours.

The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9 NKJV).

Because we’ve been saved by God, we should want to serve Him.

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