And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living" (Mark 12:41-44).
Today's Morsel: Does your offering move God? The only way that your offering will move Him is if He has your heart. If God has your heart, He has you and anything that you do will move Him. Jesus took notice of everyone's offering being given. And He said to the disciples, "Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living." What about you, are you giving out of your abundance or are you giving your all? Not all of your money, but all of you? God doesn't want just part of you, He wants all of you. Jesus took notice of the widow's offering. What was unique about her offering versus everyone else's offering? Her offering was a sacrificial offering. It was offered as a sacrifice. It was the giving of her best. Her offering was given from the heart. Would it be fair to say that if our offering doesn't move us then they won't move God? When Abraham offered Isaac, it was a sacrificial offering and it moved God so that God said to Abraham, "For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me" (Genesis 22:12). It moved God to respond. Even Abel's offering moved God. And the writer of Hebrews says of it, "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh" (Hebrews 11:4). When your offering moves you, it'll move God too.
Verse 1: Here I am, Here I stand. Lord, my life is in your hands. Lord, I'm longing to see, Your desire revealed in me. (Chorus)
Verse 2: Take my heart, take my life, as a living sacrifice, all my dreams all my plans, Lord, I place them in your hands (Chorus)