The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Will you let the Lord use your resources? This can be difficult, and the Scripture gives us insight. Hebrews 12:1b let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.[1]   Every day we have an opportunity to renew our hearts in Jesus. This allows Him to take all that entangles us so we can run with endurance the race God has set before us.[2]

Our surrender to God may seem scary because we feel we are letting go of some of our security. But our submission will bring us freedom. Freedom from what? Freedom from placing our security in material things instead of Jesus. Runners know that they must let everything go to do their best to run with perseverance. Each day, we must let go of what is weighing us down and surrender to the Lord. When we do, the Lord can do mighty things with our lives. 

Jesus May Need Your Donkey

To fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, Jesus would need a donkey. Zechariah 9:Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your King is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt. [3]

For Jesus to use a donkey, someone needed to give up their resource. Mark 11:The two disciples left and found the colt standing in the street, tied outside the front door. As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They said what Jesus had told them to say, and they were permitted to take it.[4]

Jesus Calls us to Give Generously

The Apostle Paul reminds us of the blessings of being generous. 2 Corinthians 9:Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.[5]

Remember, generosity multiplies beyond our wildest dreams in the lives, hearts, and soil of people you have blessed. Generosity frees us from the trap of putting our hopes in wealth.

Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins. This is the most remarkable example of generosity we will ever know. He generously gave up His life to save yours. Wow! All that we have is because a generous God gave something to us. We can be thankful and give back part of what He generously gives us.

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[1-5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.


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