There was a time when I was stingy.
I said it, stingy.
I gave, sometimes even sacrificially, but the act of giving had zero connection to my heart.
The Bible said that God can change my heart, so I took Him up on it.
I asked God to change me. To produce a heart that loved to give, and then to give again.
That was several years ago.
I love giving. How do I give? I won’t share that. Beyond tithing, missions or the joy of being able to give to my beautiful Compassion child, it’s a private act of worship between me and God.
But how much or what that looks like isn’t the issue. It’s that when you begin to live life as a giver, it completely changes your focus.
You don’t see what others have. You see what others don’t have, and how blessed you are with simple needs like warmth, food, relationships that are healthy.
You stop believing that a tithe, or that offering is sacrifical. Instead you see how such small things become so big in God’s hands.
Scripture: Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and
he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance,
but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” —Luke 21:1-4
To live free: Give, then give again. Let the next generation see unselfishness abound. #legacy
Today: Many times our prayers are for our needs. Today ask God to give you a generous heart. Pray for the needs of another. Do something — one thing — to bless someone today.