“And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.” - Acts 4:32
One of the characteristics of the new believers in the Jerusalem church was their generous hearts. They did not consider their time, possessions or personal gifts their own.
Whatever they had, they submitted to God an it became available for the Kingdom.
The church was not an economic utopia, but a body of Christians, freely associating and freely giving themselves to God through Jesus Christ.
Our lives are more complicated today. We have financial advisors and career paths, personal assets and discretionary time. Our day planners are filled with events that we must juggle to “make time” for ourselves.
We have carefully detailed maps of our futures and we wonder where the wonder went.
There was a freshness and awe in the early church that came from the loose fist. Those believers did not hold things tightly in their hands and God was able to use their flexibility and generosity.
So, He can and will use us today if we will rediscover the wonder.