I’m a huge proponent of giving. Extravagant giving even. My husband and I have given away several vehicles. We’ve given away a couple iPads – one brand new, we’ve bought gift certificates and random gifts to giveaway ‘just for fun’, we’ve written bigger checks than our monthly rent check – to give away.
A long time ago, we offered up our wallet to Jesus and there’s no turning back. We are, by no means, rich people. Due to a miraculous situation we are completely out of debt but we also are a family of 6 with the monthly expenses to prove it.
Some months it’s easier to be an extravagant giver – like when we feel like there’s a surplus. But there’s more often months that the giving that’s done is an incredible offering up. Offering up of something we don’t feel like we have enough of in the first place. It can be easy to try to sneak that wallet back off the altar but, as believers, we are called to live generous lives.
The offering up of our money is one that comes up often. Saying “yes” yields incredible rewards – sometimes we see them on earth, sometimes we won’t see them until heaven – but we can be sure that our God is a faithful Provider!
***This is Day 23 of “31 Days of Offering Up” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all the posts in order, please visit the overview page.***