1Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,a what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.

 Lord, they were very poor, and tested with many troubles, but they were filled with abundant joy and overflowed with rich generosity.  Lord, please help me to be like that.  You have blessed me with so much, why am I not filled with joy?  I am full of “stuff” which give me no real joy.  I am worried about keeping what I have and even getting more when I should be giving generously to make room for Your joy.  Change me Lord, change me.  *2Corinthians8*