“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
"When it comes to giving until it hurts, most people have a very low threshold of pain."
We all have heard "it is better to give than receive," and we all probably have even experienced the thrill of giving to someone who least expected it, but would you consider yourself a GIVER?
Or better yet, would the people that surround you, the ones that know you the best, would they consider you a generous giver?
Don't worry ... you can ask them. We will wait right here....
Ok, so you are back.
If you are still not sure you can take this
Giving Quiz :
1. When is the last time you gave something to someone in need?
2. When is the last time you gave something to someone without expecting anything in return?
3. When is the last time you felt God prompt you to give to someone and you obeyed?
4. Have you ever given to someone above what your financial comfort level would have dictated?
So, are you feeling uncomfortable yet? Did you have to answer no, or I don't know to some of those questions? Then this challenge is for you! (actually it is for all of us)
This week our challenge is a GIVING challenge. Spend some time praying with your family (include your children, even young ones so they can start to experience the joy of giving) Ask God to show you a need He would like you to fill. Then be obedient, even if it is uncomfortable. Allow yourself to be stretched into the discomfort zone. God has placed you where you are and He wants to use you to show who He is to those around you.
Remember God has given way more abundantly to us than we can imagine, you will not be able to out-give God.
Let the life changing stories continue!