Today's Inspiration:

6 - Good Success begins with
The Prosperity of My Soul

3 John 2
2 Beloved,
I pray that you may prosper in all things
and be in health,
just as your soul prospers. (NKJV)

Here is an incident in the life of the Lord Jesus, where He encountered a woman who was prospering in her soul:

Mark 12:
41 Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts.
42 Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.
43 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions.
44 For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on."
Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Yesterday we examined the first bit of evidence that this widow had a healthy soul.
The second piece of evidence is in the fact that she understood that in the area of giving, God has a level playing field.

By this I mean that in assessing our giving, God looks

NOT at the money-amount I give
but instead at the percentage that I give!

The rich folks gave what Jesus called "a tiny part of their surplus". But what percentage is that, compared with the widow who gave what Jesus called "everything she had to live on".

Does that mean that I have to give everthing I have to live on in order to impress God?
Certainly NOT!

But what it does mean is that you can have the confidence when you give, that our heavenly Father makes note of what you give, whether it seems to be little or much, and rewards you accordingly!

Prayer:
Father, thank You that You take note of, and appreciate all that I give, in what ever currency I give it.
You reward me when I give money, and You reward me when I give in non-money currencies, like love and prayer and caring and sharing.
Thanks for Your reward, which is always in the currency that meets the whole variety of needs that I have,
in Jesus' name,
Amen.





Next installment tomorrow, God willing!
See you then, and meanwhile,
Have a great day walking with Jesus,
Sol Wise.