As we experience the generosity of God, it has a tremendous effect on our lives.
It is changing us! We are innovating, exploring, and turning from our old, selfish ways to God’s more generous ways. We are building a culture in which we are finding we have a deep, inherent need to give. To give is to live!
It is a fundamental spiritual and psychological principle that life and its gifts are to be used and shared.
Recognize Your Need to Give
Life cannot be hoarded, or it turns in upon itself and you lose it. “Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:25) We each have a deep, inherent need to give. To give it to live!
Just like a coin, Christian giving has two sides.
For too long, we centered mostly on the side entitled The Need of the Church. We need to begin concentrating on the side headed My Need to Give, for giving is an integral part of spiritual life and growth.