Are you a willing spirit?
Exodus 35:20-26 (MSG) So everyone in the community of Israel left the presence of Moses. Then they came back, every one whose heart was roused, whose spirit was freely responsive, bringing offerings to God for building the Tent of Meeting, furnishing it for worship and making the holy vestments. They came, both men and women, all the willing spirits among them, offering brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces—anything made of gold—offering up their gold jewelry to God . And anyone who had blue, purple, and scarlet fabrics; fine linen; goats’ hair; tanned leather; and dolphin skins brought them. Everyone who wanted to offer up silver or bronze as a gift to God brought it. Everyone who had acacia wood that could be used in the work, brought it. All the women skilled at weaving brought their weavings of blue and purple and scarlet fabrics and their fine linens. And all the women who were gifted in spinning, spun the goats’ hair.
God is emphasizing the heart condition of these people giving to Him to build the temple.
They did not just give out of obligation because it was the right thing to do, but they had a revelation from their heart to bless the work of God.
They were willing, enthusiastic givers that gave not only the best of their jewellery, fine linens, wood, leather and other expensive merchandise, but they offered their talents as well.
They willingly contributed to seeing the Lord’s work underway.
God delights in us giving Him the best of our resources, giftings and talents. When we passionately pursue His work He will look after us.