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Appreciation. – One Music and Soul


1 Kings 3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.

Nothing is too big to give as offering in appreciation to God for His deeds on the giver. Imagine a child giving a piece of bread to appreciate his father who produces enough bread to feed the whole world. The father will accept it as a show of gratitude.

There was a time my father ministered while the congregation gave their offering. People gave but they were cold in response to the songs ministered with by the choir. My father told the congregation that everyone should identify his note and take it back from the offering box. This changed the atmosphere and everyone danced and cheered up.

It must be clearly understood that it’s not how fat your offering is but how fat your heart of gratitude is. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

David is a man who appreciates God so much. And whenever he has the opportunity to show appreciation, he does without restraints. His son Solomon must have learnt this from father. Hence the reason why he went on thanking God even when he was told to ask for whatever he wanted from God. He kept on talking about the great things God has done for his father and for making him the king over God’s people. This he continued to do and later asked God for what he wanted.

Our anchor scripture revealed that Solomon went to Gibeon, the great high place. The interpretation I got about this is that he gave God the highest preference over everything. He forgot the low place where offerings can be made. He forgot about the small gods dwelling in the low place. The little things that shift our gaze from God.

Remember that He doesn’t spend money. However, you appreciate Him with the best you have which isn’t limited exclusively to money or material things. You can decide to offer service as a sacrifice in the Church. You can give your dance, shout and songs as offering if you don’t have cash. Stop using cash as an excuse to attend service.

Muse: When next you want to want to give, check your heart.

Let us pray: Father, I appreciate everything you have done for me thus far.

#Written by DareSijo_


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