Acts 9:36 reads,
“Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.”
Giving is the at the very core of who God is. The hand of God is mirrored through giving hands. The act of giving must be in the nature of every Christian that professes to love. John 3:16 declares, “For God so loved the world, that He gave…” This present world has raised us up in a culture of hoarding and amassing wealth for ourselves; yet the God-like nature is that though we are royalty and wealthy to that effect, we are blessed to be a blessing.
When we recognize that every gift we have is from God’s hand and not something we have earned or are entitled to, we become more open to sharing our time, talents, and possessions. As we are filled with God’s grace, the natural response is to share generously with others. Dorcas was known for her compassion for the poor in her community. She was known for doing good and investing in those who had needs. This was to the degree that her death left the community in distress. Friends searched for Peter to see if there was something he could do. Widows showed him all the clothing Dorcas had made for them—gifts that reminded them of her love.
I, therefore, extend this challenge to you today, and that it would from this day become ingrained in your heart-culture; that the Hand of God would be seen in your giving, to the end that territory would n won for the Kingdom of God!
By Pastor Ray