THE MIRACULOUS CONNECTION BETWEEN GIVING AND RECEIVING

Thank you for your response last Sunday in your ‘Special Giving’, this month is our 33rd Anniversary of HEART OF AMERICA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP and its diverse Ministries.  Your giving came from your response to the prompting of the HOLY SPIRIT.  Your ‘gift’ was a direct expression of your love for God and our Church.  It will not be forgotten. You have laid up “Treasures In Heaven.”  This Sunday I will preach a Message on “Prayer Moves the Heart of God, Giving Moves the Hand of God!”  Great things are in store for Heart of America Church, our present Congregation and the Multitudes that God will bring in to us!  Thank you for your faithfulness.
      An example of what God will do was experienced this week.  As most of you know all of us were surprised last Sunday when we arrived and found a ‘Major Water Leak’ flowing out over our Parking Lot from under our building.  We all recognized that the devil was hitting another blow on our Church, following the vandalizing of our ‘heating and air conditioning’ just a few days before.  He, the devil, wants to crush our Church, keeping us from preaching the soul-winning, delivering, miracle power of God. But he failed!  First, with your faith expressed in your generous giving above your Tithes and Offerings, the giving of pledges. $1,000.00 last week in cash, checks and debit cards, and almost $4,000.00 more pledged to be given within 30 days.  Praise God for your expressed love.  Then, back to the water leak, we received one bid for repair from a local plumber, it ranged from $1,750.00 – $3,500.00 depending on how badly deteriorated the water pipe was.  Then, at Brother David’s suggestion we called LEATH and Sons Contractors for a bid to repair.  When their Project Supervisor arrived and surveyed the problem, he said, “That’s a little thing, we can have that fixed in an hour and a half tomorrow morning (Tuesday).”   I asked him what the cost would be.  He said, “I will give you the best price you can ever receive, no one will beat my price.”  By this time some of his crew had arrived, and he began to tell them what to do, and to be at our Church by 7:30 AM the next day, and what equipment to bring with them.  At that I pulled him to the side and said, “Sir, I’m a Pastor, and I have to answer to God, to my Church Board, and to our Church, what is this going to cost us?”  He replied, “I told you I was going to give you the best price you could get, does ‘Nothing’ sound ok?”  My response was, “Sure!”  The rest is history, the job was finished by 10 AM on Tuesdayand is a ‘beauty’ praise God.  Church, this is God’s Favor, this is Revival! Praise God.  Stand by your Gift and your Pledge, which the Bible calls a VOW.
Psalm 50:14-15 (KJV) 
14  Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
See you in Church tomorrow, there’s more to come!
 
Remember…….Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) 
 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”.
Dr. Carroll McCarroll, Pastor
Heart of America Ministries
Church-Bible College- Christian Academy
7600 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, Mo. 64138
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