People are often heard saying, “If I had more, I’d start giving, but I’m just too broke to give right now.” Yet, Jesus taught that faithfulness in large things begins with faithfulness in little things. Stop waiting for a better job, more money, a bigger house, or a nicer car before you start being faithful with what you have. Having more and bigger things won’t change you. You’ll still be unfaithful until you start putting God first. Be faithful with the little things and trust God for the rest.
So, don’t “despise the day of small beginnings” (Zech. 4:10), but rejoice that you can begin being faithful with the time, talent and treasure God has entrusted to you.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive us that we are often selfish in our stewardship. Today, we ask you to fill us with your generosity as we give you this day and surrender all that we are and all that we have to you afresh. In Jesus’ name, amen.