Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

What makes your heavenly Father happy?


I love the life-altering teaching of my King, Jesus.

You might be surprised to hear that among the many things which brings our Father pleasure is giving to you. Giving meant to free you from worry, fear, concern, and anxiety, particularly in reference to $$ and possessions.


29 “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. 31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. 

32 “So don’t be afraid, little flock.

For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom

33 “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.

34 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be."

~ Luke 12:29-34, New Living Translation

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