Every month, I receive offering envelopes from our church. Not everyone opts to get these. I do because it’s the way I was raised. Every month, I get a set of envelopes—one for each week of the upcoming month. These envelopes are a reminder of God’s generosity and my
responsibility to give back to him.
When I received the set for November, I noticed there were two for November 1. There is no mistake here. One is my regular envelope for the first Sunday of the month. The other one is labeled Harvest Day. Every year, on the first Sunday of November, we challenge our folks to give “above and beyond.” For me, it means I stretch to give double the amount I normally give. For others, it may mean to begin giving something to help our church meet its needs and expenses.
I want to ask you to pray about and think ahead concerning what you could give on Harvest Day, November 1. If you currently give a tithe (1/10) of your income, then give a double offering. If you give, but only sporadically, then commit to give regularly to God’s work. And if you currently don’t give at all, begin with an amount and give it consistently for the rest of 2015.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday, with a Bible and envelope in hand.
Posted on Tue, October 13, 2015
by Stephen G. Hatfield