Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Choosing a Cause
Hug a Tree Cause ??
As a newly married young woman, I worked at Montgomery Ward
in their catalogue department.
My job with adding and subtracting amounts in my head and
dividing up the order by our local store and other stores in cities where the
rest of the customer’s purchase would be shipped.
After I had worked there a few weeks, my supervisor came to
me and informed me that it was expected that I contribute to the organization
that was handling charity for our area.
Each employee was not required, but was expected to select a
cause or give to the general fund where it would go to where most needed.
Looking over the list, I found Salvation Army and decided
that would be my cause so I pledged one dollar each week from my pay.I was earning less than a dollar an hour so
in those days a dollar was a nice amount.
My supervisor was pleased as she had obtained a pledge from
all her girls in her department.
Today there are many “Good Causes,” but it pays to be careful and
deliberate when we give.Are we feathering
the nest of the big CEO who heads an organization?Is the group a scam and not really sending
your funds to where they said they would?
My monthly missions giving list is long and each missionary
has a different agenda.
I do not call these causes, but ministries and I enjoy being
a part of them.
At year end I give an annual gift to a variety of military
groups and toys for children.
You might ask how I can give to so many and still tithe to
my church?The answer was simple for me,
and you must discover your own method.
When a group of us retired from my job of 10 years, we were
given a “Golden Hand Shake.”It is a
monthly amount that is in addition to my retirement check.I decided the Golden amount was a gift from
God, so I chose to give it back to God in the form of partial support to a
variety of ministries.Usually I add to
it from my pension.