This is a song that Daddy and Pawpaw Cole used to sing all the time. I
honestly only remember the first two verses (in bold), but the entire song has a
great message. It's one of those tunes that you just get in your head and keep
singing over and over again.... The song is also a great reminder of how we are
put here on this earth, not only to serve God, but to serve others. Ironically,
the best thing about serving others and giving to others is the blessings
that are returned to the giver... and I'm so thankful for those...
Each day I’ll do a golden deed,
By helping those who are in need,
Life’s evening sun is sinking low,
To be a child of God each day,
The only life that will endure,
I’ll help someone in time of need,
While going down life’s weary road,
- William Gold, 1918
- God's the one who provided the job opportunity in the first place... so you owe Him.
- Try it!! I challenge someone to cheerfully (yes, that's key) give their tithe back to the Lord and see if blessings don't flow your way.
In the book of Malachi, the author refers to lack of paying tithes as robbing God, and who wants to do that?? Just check out the following verses that support my theory:
"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, Says the Lord of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out on you such a blessing, That there will not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10)
Even God says TRY ME!!!! It's a challenge! God wants you to give him His earnings to that He can bless you!!!! (I wish you could hear how hard I am typing these lines... it's showing my enthusiasm and passion for this!!!) Right here in the bible, this book written sometime in the 5th century B.C. and God is straight up telling us right now to Try Him!!! And the last line of that verse just blows me away!!
"THERE WILL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT"
Seriously, no other explanation is needed here... God's gonna fill your bucket and refill it, and fill it again... how amazing is our God!! You give a little back to Him (and seriously, 10% is a little)... and He opens the windows of Heaven to pour blessings down on you!!! I honestly don't know how anyone can read this verse and not see the LOVE that my God has for all of us!!!!
I just don't know if there's much more to say... if we give back to God, with our time, with our money, with our talents and our skills, God will bless us so much that we can't even receive it all. Can you count all the blessings in your life??I know that mine are too many to count, but I'm so thankful for each and every one of them.
God, please help us to always return to you what you have given to us... and thank you for those blessings that we may not always notice, but that we are always thankful for. You are our God, our Savior, and our Provider of all things.
Goodnight, God Bless, Love y'all... - KC