Your 3 Reasons to Give.

We only experience what God says when we DO it.  This is never more true than when we give.  So how are you experiencing it?  Let’s inspire one another to experience all the good God has for us in giving by sharing YOUR 3 Reasons to give.

  • In the comments below type the top 3 things that come from giving in YOUR experience.
  • Trade reasons with your family or friends over dinner.  Tell GREAT stories of giving and the good it brought.
  • Join at least one other person and make plans to give to people you know or a church in a sacrificial way.  Watch for what God does in you AND those around you.
  • Make a giving plan… consider the following questions…
    • What percent of whatever income you have will you give in Jesus’ name no matter what?
    • How will you prepare for unexpected opportunities to give?

 

Join the discussion 13 Comments

  • Susan Fuller says:

    Thanks for this message. I had to laugh when Nate came on making his suggestion about the stimulus checks. Dennis and I had that same conversation two weeks ago when the government was announcing we’d be receiving these and Dennis was in writing checks as I was listening. We tithed first to the church, then sent money to support Three Square and the Cupcake Girls, two local organizations that are doing a LOT of good in our community. 🙂

  • Emily says:

    Thank you, i have been praying about giving because it is difficult right now but i know i still need to give so i was happy to see this today.

    • Drew says:

      Awesome! When u say ‘I know I need to give,’ what makes u say that? Especially in hard times? I bet your answer could help people.

  • Faith Breeden says:

    Drew and Susan, I had the same conversation with my son and my husband about the stimulus checks! Fortunately all my family is still working so how can we bless others? Well, I signed up on the “I Can” form and am waiting for “I Need Help” match. I wanted to, somehow, bless someone in our congregation who may have been touched by job loss. Can’t wait to see how we can help! Looking forward to this weekend’s message!

  • Tammi says:

    You read my mind…my question was going to be how do I know who has needs that we can help so thank you for stating that you will be sharing that. I look forward to that! We are always ready, willing and able to give but never feel like we know where the need is. I noticed Faith mentioned the “I Can” form. Where do I get that?

  • Tom Elliott says:

    Thank you Pastor Drew!

    I want to give more than I do now and I look forward to how we can do that this weekend!

  • Robin Joyce says:

    Some of you know I head up advancement at Faith Lutheran, and with the economic shutdown due to the effects of COVID-19, we’ve been having to navigate the many new families at Faith whose parents have lost their jobs or had hours so vastly cut back that they were at the cusp of having to remove their kids from school. My team and I have been hard at work to generate these emergency funds (there are 90 new families asking for help), and I was able to get one generous Faith couple to do a $10,000 match. When we put out the word that we were within $3,300 of the match, one of our newer parents out of nowhere gave $5,000! I called him the next day, and here is what he told me: “My wife and I have a 7th grade son at Faith (Brandon) and a 3rd grade daughter at Little Faith. Our family attends The Crossing and made a commitment a long time ago to tithe 10% every two weeks to our church and whatever else God puts on our hearts. I’m a mortgage lender with Citywide Home Loans, and I had two of the biggest months I’ve ever had the last two months because so many people are refinancing in the midst of losing income due to work losses. In the last two weeks, I’ve made $15,000. The day your third appeal email hit my inbox, my wife and I had just prayed about which ministry or organization to give to after giving to The Crossing. We both looked at each other and said, “Faith!”

    “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)

  • Natalie Van Atta says:

    Helping others is always good. It makes you happy and your heart just feels good knowing that you’ve made a difference. And I’ve found that when we’re able to help others when we need something God always provides for us and whatever it may be always works out.

  • Leigh-Anne Rainey says:

    The top 3 things that come from giving in my experience;
    1. God has asked us to give, so when we do that obedience brings us closer to God and to those we are able to help.
    2.Not to be prideful, but I think we all realize that we get a sense of thankfulness when we are able to help others. We realize just how blessed we are to be able to help.
    3. Again a sense of thankfulness knowing that we belong to a family that, in turn, will help us should we find ourselves in need.

    Right now my family is experiencing that thankfulness! We are not able to work right now and my family and friends -especially those from Canyon Ridge- have been a true blessing!
    I do feel a bit sad that I cannot give more, but then the Lord reminded me that the best I can give is to share His Word! So my prayer is that at the right time and place He gives me the words that can bring a sense of peace and calm, perseverance and hope to those that need it!

    • drew says:

      LOVE this!!! thanks for sharing. So glad Jesus-followers around you are there for you right now. Love the thoughtfulness of your reply!

  • Candy says:

    While we can not control our circumstance we can chose to honor God by serving and meeting someone else’s needs. Being able to give is one of the best blessings of all. I would like to encourage you to sign up for “I can help”. Buying and delivering groceries for a family of five brought me so much joy.

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