Your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:4

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Wig’s Word of Good Today 6-20-2012

Your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:4

Second Kings 2:1, 6-14, Psalm 31 & Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

There are times when people have asked me if it’s okay to skip giving the church ten percent because they are traveling through a rough time in their life and find it hard to part with a portion of their earnings because it’s would be difficult to buy enough food to live on. My answer always refers to this Scripture in Matthew as a directive to guide anyone in almsgiving by recognizing what Christ taught humanity through His Disciples when saying, “Your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.”

I like to point out first that God understands all and knows your needs before you seek them as pointed out by Jesus in Matthew 6:8b, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” I think it’s imperative to note that God has instructed us that He will give back 100 fold the amount you give by your trust in His Truth. Many will say, “But I can’t because it will cause me distress.” God expects us to live a life of surrender in all capacities experiencing His grace by choice of going without sometimes allowing us to find the full effect of living for Him and not our own selfish desires.

By placing God first in all things you WILL experience a life of abundance in the midst of any trial, toughness or tribulation. What I detail as examples of my almsgiving is only a minor portion of what I truly give to God. I provide them to show how easy and rewarding it is to give. Giving to God is not just for the Church; almsgiving of ten percent includes all areas of ministry work you may provide for. Maybe you want the church to divide your money up for you providing help to those in need at their discretion but I personally like to spread my almsgiving out to help those in need and see the results in secret with my LORD.

Place a portion of the ten percent in other areas of God’s Work and give a portion to the church you attend. Find pleasure in giving all to God and He will find pleasure blessing you beyond your wildest imaginations. “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your Heavenly Father.” Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray today to place our complete trust in You LORD and give until it hurts finding Your grace around every corner of sacrifice. We pray for the NJ Emmaus Team and Candidates. We pray for the NC Emmaus Team. We pray for the wisdom to make choices based on Your Truth. We pray for our families, friends and neighbors. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless His Truth for America,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed


For the LORD repays in secret prayer for His Right- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18


Speaking to His Disciples

He warned them not to proceed

Performing righteous deeds

In public for everyone to see


Recompense will leave you

The LORD may pass you by

For when you scream too loud

The LORD has a deaf ear to your cry


Giving alms should be done in secret

As the Father sees all you give

Don’t win praise of others

Proclaim His Truth to live


Giving alms by not knowing

What your left hand is giving from the right

Because the reward God Promises in Heaven

Will be repaid in Secret by His Eternal Light


Praying should be done in secret

Sometimes God wants the sight

Of you praying to Him alone

Giving Him all the delight


Go inside and close the door

Praying God guide my fight

To live in complete surrender

Not a hypocrite who displays their might


The same goes for the fasting

Of pleasing God in His sight

Do not look gloomy like the hypocrite

Anoint your head living clean for His plight


For the LORD repays in secret prayer for His Right


© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins June 20, 2012 @ 7:04 AM EST

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