Every time you see a coin or some money this week, thank God for all of the blessings he has given you, and ask him how he would like you to give something back to him.
How does it make you feel when someone gives you a present?
How does it feel when you give someone else a present?
In Luke 21:1 - 4, we read how different people gave money to the temple treasury to be used for God's work. Some people gave lots of money, and one lady gave just two copper coins. Jesus said that the lady gave more than all the other people because she gave all she had.
“Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
What do you have that you could give away to help others? Maybe you are musical, sporty, enjoy reading or find arts and crafts relaxing. How could you use these gifts to give something back to God? Maybe, like the people in the story, you would like to use your money to give something back to God. Or maybe you feel like the best thing you can give is your time. What could you do this week, this month or this year to give something back to God?
Dear God, thank you for all of the wonderful things you have given me. Please help me to give generously to others too. Amen