In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35
We all know and love this verse but have we made it a priority in our own busy to reap the benefits of giving. God sure knows what our souls need to live out our purpose – that is to glorify His name!
In years past, I’ve never really felt like we were at a point to give as our hearts desire. And if I’m honest, my dreams of giving even bigger are some pretty lofty goals I’ve set. Like, what will it be like to see a need and give. Hear a need and give. Be given a passion by God and act without hesitation. Those days will be glorious and I can’t wait but what about the here and now. Can we give without it being ginormous? ABSOLUTELY my friends! ABSOLUTELY!
My husband and I implemented something called Wealth Wednesday into our weekly routine and boy has it been a fun blessing for the two of us. The challenge comes from a mentor, Ray Higdon, within his group called RankMakers. It has blessed us in so many ways and we look forward to it… but I digress. The concept is to do a random act of kindness for a complete stranger every Wednesday. It’s really a weekly highlight that requires some creativity. This past week we had pizzas delivered to the fire station, we give to charities, pay for someone’s order behind us, tip extra, etc.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how we may be missing out on blessing because satan is the master of being self-focused and we lose sight of God’s blessings for us. We’ve always said about mission trips it’s more for those serving than those that are receiving!
December is all about the ultimate gift of giving – Jesus! What an amazing example we’ve been given of selfless love. So, I’m inspired to share with you my December challenge and invite you to join in. Four weeks! Four gifts! Here’s what I got -> Let’s give a gift to someone who’s not expecting it once per week for the next four weeks. It can be anything and doesn’t have to be expensive. Let’s get creative! A month of giving, loving, and reaping. I can’t wait to hear your stories. Please send me a message via Facebook or Instagram by DECEMBER 22nd sharing your four acts of kindness and I’ll put you in a drawing on December 24th for a wonderful gift from me!! This will be so much fun to do with you all.
GIVE because we can’t out give God & be BLESSED beyond measure this CHRISTmas season!