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A Daily Devotion for Friday, December 9

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

I think the secret to this kind of giving is prayer. The Holy Spirit can help me to be peaceful if I am apprehensive or uncomfortable with what I am giving. The phrase "decided in your heart" does not exclude seeking direction from the Holy Spirit. Thinking back, I know this is an area where I mess up. I get apprehensive about following through with a gift, and so I decide against it by doing nothing. This has likely been the wrong decision 99% of the time. But it is the easiest, and the "safest". This simple verse has taught me a big lesson today.

Holy Lord, I will try to remember to come to you for direction when I am struggling over giving a gift. You will be able to help me see more clearly and have the peace which comes from being a cheerful giver. Amen

Becky, transforming

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