Mark 14 Giving away something precious or costly, something dear to your heart for the sake of God’s kingdom, is an act of worship. Like the woman with the jar of costly perfume, it is a sacrifice of love. Giving in Jesus’ name and for His glory is a commitment of the heart. Time, an irreplaceable, valuable gift, once spent is forever gone. Giving it away is like giving part of yourself that can never be recovered, except in the economy of Him who restores the years the locust have eaten away. Recently on a very frustrating day, I listened for an hour to someone who needed to vent. The next day three problems I couldn’t solve supernaturally worked themselves out. We cannot out give Him who keeps good records. Our decision to give of our self with time for one who needs a listening ear, or a meal or help with something, is another way of worshiping Him.

“And walk in love as Christ has also loved us and given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Eph. 5:2 NKJV