End of the year giving is in full swing. Some are looking for tax advantages, while others open up their wallets to give a little something extra after a tough year.
Where do you fall on the generosity scale?
I have the gift of giving, and my heart is always bent towards generosity (perhaps to a fault).
There is no one size fits all for generosity; if there were, the world would be boring. Generosity is a matter of the heart, not the wallet.
“Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’”2 Corinthians 9:6-7
As I said above, generosity is a matter of the heart, not the wallet. You can give in many ways, here are a few:
- Making and bringing a meal to someone
- Sending a note or a card
- Washing someone’s car
- Doing the dishes for your parents
- Leaving a big tip for your server
- Send a text or call someone
- Make your own gift
And the list continues. It’s not about getting something in return; it’s about you and what it does for your heart.
Be creative. Do something unexpected Be generous.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for showing us a model of generosity. Please help us be creative and generous to those around us and instill a love for giving in our hearts. Amen!