Don’t analyze it, just do it

Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! Acts 10:4b

A sovereign God doesn’t need our prayers or our gifts to do His work in the world; yet He tells us they matter. Like any loving Father He responds to our prayers and gifts. What we offer Him affects outcomes. He doesn’t explain why. Trying to figure out the mechanics of reciprocity doesn’t respect the relationship and since God is, after all, Almighty, it’s just silly.

Lord, keep teaching me to pray and give.