Daily Devotional – Tuesday, October 26, 2021
"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38, NLT)
I love those moments when something so obvious happens that lines up with Scripture, that it just can’t be relegated to coincidence. Yesterday, I had one such experience and it was like God giving a big ‘thumbs up.’ Over the past year and a half, we’ve made some significant changes—to our building, staffing, ministries and relationships with other ministries. One such change has had us invite another congregation in the area to make use of our building for their youth ministry free of charge.
Now, over the past few months, we have also noticed that we have had some shingles being blown off of our roof…and as anyone knows, those kind of repairs are at times costly. Knowing that a repair bill was in our immediate future, ‘common sense’ might have suggested that this was not the time to be providing our building free of charge for others’ use. But this is where God’s math shows up.
Yesterday, I heard someone on our roof hammering and knew that our roofer had arrived and had gone to work, but he came and went, never venturing to come into the building. Later that afternoon I received a text from him asking that I contact him. When I did so, I asked him about an invoice, but before he responded he asked if he had heard right, that we were providing our building free for use by another congregation. When I confirmed this fact, he then stated that the repair was also free of charge. Turns out his daughter attends the youth group and is enjoying it very much. This grateful dad wanted to show his appreciation and our repair didn’t cost us a dime.
Jesus’ words in action! Trust His word and His math…you’ll never go wrong.
First licensed for pastoral ministry in 1994, Pastor Jane Peck has served in camp and church ministries in three denominations, five provinces and in a variety of roles. Her most recent position is that of Pastor at Hope Chapel which she began in 2020. She is excited to see what God can and will do in the days to come!