I believe that one of the reasons King David found such favour with God was borne out of his unreserved ability to praise and thank him in all circumstances. In 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 David declares: ‘Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours… Wealth and honour come from you; you are the ruler of all things… Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.’
Today we will be making time to take a look at our church accounts. Yes, it’s a legal requirement, but we feel that it’s something more than that; it’s a valuable part of our testimony to the Lord’s faithfulness. Just like King David, we need to wholeheartedly say thank you to God for his amazing provision. We also want to honour, and express our gratitude to those who give so consistently and generously through sowing in your tithes and offerings to the work here. It always astounds me just how much we are able to achieve as a modest-sized church and that’s why we give priority to sharing our financial situation on a Sunday morning; we don’t want to hide that which needs to be celebrated. God has again shown his faithfulness and church continues to be wonderfully generous, and both of those areas need to be declared for all to hear!