If you are like me you might sometimes struggle with giving and being generous. It often feels like it only works itself into our plans when we have plenty and not as an ongoing effort to share Jesus with the world or help others around me.
Enter the SPIRIT of giving.
Starting January 7th you could win $500 for yourself and $500 to give away. The ways to use this blessing are limitless. And, here is the coolest part, sometimes we need to train ourselves to be generous in order for it to become a natural part of our lives and how we operate. God will change our hearts! Join us as we impact the community around us with the SPIRIT of giving.
Donna and Ana set out to bless people and share in the SPIRIT of giving. Here is their story:
When we walked into Toys R Us, we only knew that we were going to try to help someone. We didn’t know what would happen or who would be presented to us.
The first woman we approached was so kind and politely turned down our gift, saying that we should help someone else. Isn’t that so sweet? So, we paid for a cart full of stuff for a family with 2 kids and another on the way. They had a coupon so we were able to stretch our money even further. 🙂
Since we had some extra money to spend we decided to hit up Starbucks. We paid for 7 people in line. It was so much fun to see people react and it opened up the door to have great conversations with a few as well.
It was so much more fun to give than to receive. Our challenge to you? Don’t let yourself be held back from giving. Giving can be done in so many ways, whether it is through financial gifts, time or encouragement. Let God open your heart and show you were you are being called to give!
-Donna & Ana
Enter the SPIRIT of giving today. We’d love to help you give and receive! Share your story with #givinglist. We want to hear how God uses you to impact the community around you.Where will the SPIRIT of giving lead you?