"I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good" - Psalm 54:6.
Your giving should not just be a duty but an act of worship that you freely embrace. Your attitude should be not that you have to give but rather that you get and choose to give. What's more, David wrote that he was giving a freewill offering—not something God directed him to do but something David chose to do of his own volition. God did not direct David to give; David decided to give along with what he would give. Paul taught about this approach to giving when he wrote: "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8-9). Are you a cheerful giver? While it is good to seek the Lord about your giving habits and amounts, do you also give what's in your heart to give without being coerced or compelled?
Today's Reading - Psalms 51-55