Everyone’s different – but we all give something… somewhere! Again, in our culture the teleprompter tells us that it’s okay to make ourselves our own preferred charity. That to give when it hurts is okay for your kids – but not smart when it comes to God and others. Interesting isn’t it? That God has made the most important thing He has going on this planet – dependent on whether or not the people who belong to Him – will BELIEVE AND GIVE. Giving almost never just happens. If we are convinced that more stuff, a bigger house, more money in the bank, the appearance of success, nice clothes and technology will bring us fulfillment and happiness and meaning – that’s where we’ll do our giving. The Bible in general – and Jesus in particular – are very clear about giving. It’s giving that breaks the back of selfishness, self-preservation and greed in our lives. How we think about giving – how our minds are renewed in this area – has the power to transform our lives – and our eternity.
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