Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
God is pleased when we demonstrate our love for Him by giving. In Numbers 7, each leader of each tribe brought an identical offering from their tribe. It was quite a generous offering. And when they finished twelve days of consecutive giving to the Lord, God spoke to Moses from off the mercy seat. What an amazing thing that must have been to hear the actual voice of God! And it followed a season of extended giving.
I guess the thing about giving is that it always costs and hurts. We usually have to make a choice between our priorities and God’s priorities, and when we do that, we show God that He is our God. So, Father, help me to demonstrate my love for you in very practical ways – giving of myself, my time, my money, and my love to You and to others.