It’s unnecessary for me to write to you about this service for God’s people. 2 I know about your willingness to help. I brag about you to the Macedonians, saying, “Greece has been ready since last year,” and your enthusiasm has motivated most of them. 3 But I’m sending the brothers so that our bragging about you in this case won’t be empty words, and so that you can be prepared, just as I keep telling them you will be. 4 If some Macedonians should come with me and find out that you aren’t ready, we (not to mention you) would be embarrassed as far as this project goes. 5 This is why I thought it was necessary to encourage the brothers to go to you ahead of time and arrange in advance the generous gift you have already promised. I want it to be a real gift from you. I don’t want you to feel like you are being forced to give anything. (2 Corinthians 9:1-5, CEB)
Are we prepared to show what we have done and are doing for God’s mission?
We do not do this to prove that we are good and we are following, but we do this to help others see that it is possible to support God in all circumstances.
We need to always be prepared to be ready to move and show how God is working in and through your life.
Never shy away from the glory that God gets by your following God.
Boldly talk about what God has motivated you to do and be.
Love People. Love God.