Matching Gifts … what does that really mean in the kingdom of God?? It is a question that I have been thinking about because it has come up several times lately. When we macth – are we judging the merits of our giving on the size of another’s gift? Are we saying that we will give to the work of the kingdom ONLY if another pledges to do the same? Are we saying that the work of the kingdom does not, in itself, merit our commitment? I can’t rectify it in my mind. When I give – I give based upon how He has given to me. Whether as an individual or in the name of WorldVenture Ghana – my giving is directly related to my gratefulness to God for the gift of His son Jesus – who is the Christ. Surely we understand that we could never match His gift – but could it be that we really believe that we have the right to withhold resources from a ministry because another does not give? Or even worse, do we think that we must do the work of the Holy Spirit and prompt others to give with the threat that we can do more?
Matching Gifts – as for me, they have no place in my giving for the work of the Kingdom of God. Maybe for some secular cause – but never for the Kingdom. I give to the work of the Kingdom – I give my time, I give my money, I give my Life – because it is because of Him that I AM!!!