I relied on myself and thought that I could handle all this workload on my own.
This wasn’t another day of sitting and watching videos or doing handouts about the proper stopping distance behind a stop sign. Finally, my name was called and I was so excited because I was finally getting to drive. I sat down and tried to remember all the things the books had said we were supposed to do before leaving in the car.Its important to always remember to check your mirrors and make any adjustments necessary so you can see while you’re driving.In the same way, its important that we check our motives when we give money to God. For some it might be to get recognition – maybe they want to impress someone. There are lots of reasons why people give but it’s always good to take a look at what God says about giving in the Bible. It first tells us that we shouldn’t give reluctantly.The promise became most real in the 1980s, when I was a street preacher in Sydney, Australia.I'd given up full-time work to do evangelism, not knowing what the future held.You shouldn’t be giving but wish you weren’t doing it.You shouldn’t be giving because you feel pressured to do so. God says in His word that He loves it when you give cheerfully.That's why daily Christian devotions are perfect to incorporate more of God's Word into our busy schedules.They're short enough to fit into those few extra minutes here or there, but powerful enough to help put our focus back on God and what's really important - the "Big Picture." And don't miss those "God moments" when God is using a seemingly unimportant occurrence to draw you into a special time with Him.It fits in with what you want to do." So said the senior pastor of the city church I was attending. The evangelismcould be done when the teeming crowds were out - at lunchtime and in the evening city rush hour. By preaching to them while they were a captiveaudience at traffic lights. Now, years later, I'm retired, and have all the time I need to write and work for God with no concern about money. I found myself very short of funds (in fact unable to pay my rent).The offer was part-time work as a caretaker at a state-wide church HQ nearby. They paid a small salary, I worked from 9am till around am doing odd jobs, then had the rest of the day to broadcast the message of God's love. One day I received an anonymous cash gift, the next day my land-lord assured me there was no rush on the back-rent...Bible devotions are short, topical thoughts usually built around a single Bible verse or chapter.Many people use these as quick morning reminders to help them keep focused on God during the day.Philippians is one of the greatest promises God makes in the Bible.