FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
Key Bible Verse: God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. (2 Corinthians 9:8, The Message)
Dig Deeper: 2 Corinthians 9:9-15
If you haven’t been giving at all, then start. Give spontaneously. See a need you can meet and meet it.
But don’t stop there. Start saving. Start cutting back so you’ll have more that you can give. Watch for opportunities. Plan, pray, and start giving strategically.
But don’t stop there. Be willing to feel it. Study your finances. Study your lifestyle. Figure out how to live on less. And less. And less. And give more. And more. And more.
I want to be 100 percent clear here. I’m not trying to talk you into giving as much of your money to your church as you possibly can. Frankly, that would be really lazy of you. In fact, don’t do that. Give 10 percent—at a minimum—to your local church. Support it. As you gradually increase that percentage over time, look beyond your local church for other places that you can help grow: meaningful ministries; opportunities in your neighbourhood, in your kids’ school; causes you feel passionately about that can advance God’s kingdom. Leverage the resources you have to change eternity.
Do whatever you have to do to make your eyes generous. God will bless you, and you can be a blessing.
– Craig Groeschel in Weird
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