Christian giving is part of our Christians growth in faith. It is our growth in faith that fuels real generosity over time and not the other way round.
The Bible teaches time and time again that all that we have comes from God. We are simply stewards of his generosity during our time on earth and we are charged with using his generosity wisely.
The challenge to us all is to learn to give out of our abundance (what the Old Testament often calls the First Fruits) rather than what we have leftover or what is just in our pockets. Our giving should be a priority, not an afterthought.
Our giving is in response to God’s gifts to us, and to resource His mission to the world and not simply to keep the show on the road.
“My Christian calling is to be Christ-like and so naturally I give joyfully and sacrificially – following Christ.”