Wheat harvest season is coming soon. The anticipation of a rewarding crop is very high with wheat farmers. Easter comes early this year and the other important holy days follow with a crescendo of Pentecost on May 15. Pentecost was like a grand harvest festival of thanksgiving. On that first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came and rested upon all those on the roof top in their prayer meeting. Some believe that on that very day the church was born as a first fruits expression from heaven. They came to be known as Christians. Pray about giving this year with a cheerful heart a first fruits offering from your own harvest. God loves a cheerful giver. He loves you!
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (MSG) “Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.