A Heart of Thanks

A thankful heart, nature, mountains, praise Him.

“Give, and it will come back to you,

Good measure, pressed down,

shaken together, and running over.

Give, and it will come back to you,

When you give, give to the Lord.”


In one of his popular albums, “The best of Ron Kenoly: High Places”, these are the lyrics from one of his songs ‘Give to the Lord’. This was played a lot when I had just become a Christian in one of the biggest Pentecostal churches in Auckland in the late 90’s.


If you love this type of gospel music, you would have loved Ron’s music back then. I loved it, but as an introvert in the middle of worship and praise in a large church, there was just too much dancing and arms flying all over the place.


However, as a Pacific Islander, when I hear Bible verses being sung to me in beats and rhythm like this, even for this introverted baby Christian, it birthed a heart of a worshipper in me.


To touch people’s hearts, Ron Kenoly used Luke 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”


The scripture in essence is about the condition of our hearts. Our Father looks straight into our heart-posture. He cares about our ‘why’. He reminds us as believers to examine our heart when we give of our time, our resources, our worship to Him. He longs to pour His blessings on the great things we do in His kingdom.


In my short time with PKNZ, I’ve seen the amazing hearts of people for this ministry, and it continues today.


We celebrate your generosity, and we pray that our Father in Heaven would continue to pour out His blessings on the hearts of those that have sown into PK.


For what you’ve given in prayer, finance, time, words of encouragement via emails or through our social media channels, I say thank you, thank you, and thank you.


Special thanks to Vince D’Acchioli, David Dusek, Stephen Whitwell, Justin St. Vincent, (and the young guns from Tauranga) Corban Laban-Palmer, Izaak Taula and Trevel Gardiner Hano for their wonderful support by contributing videos and writing during our financial appeal. You guys rock!


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In His richest blessings