Scripture Reading: Exo 35:5
Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,
Reflections: To build the sanctuary, God instructed Moses to receive donations only from those who had a willing heart. While this establishes that only offerings or services from willing hearts are acceptable before God, it also implies that God’s blessings are provoked only by services rendered from such hearts. Digesting the meaning of the two words ‘willing heart’ points yet to another important life principle worth noting. While the word ‘willing’ means ‘cheerfully volunteering or assenting’, the word ‘heart’ refers to the seat of emotions of a person where the ‘ability for compassion and affection is developed’. ‘Willing heart’ therefore speaks of a person who will freely find ways and means to support a cause with all the generosity it requires without entertaining regrets. The key issue here is that the person will not entertain excuses but will without compulsion eagerly search for a way out to accomplish the task at hand. Thus operating with a willing heart will close doors of excuses and enable you to find ways and means to achieve the goals you set in life. The statement of Arlen Price ‘Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways; where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses’ sums this up perfectly. It is only better to employ a willing heart as you respond to destiny demands!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me operate with a willing heart as I respond to destiny demands
Confession: I operate with a willing heart as I respond to destiny demands.