Are you growing in generosity?

The average American gives $150/month to charitable causes. That equates to 3% of their take home pay.  If the Christians earning this same total income were to actually tithe, giving would increase to $575/month. HOTW_Sept22.jpg

When it comes to giving a number of verses are very motivating for me: One is Proverbs 3:9.  In the New Living Translation it says, “Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.”Another is 2 Corinthians 9:6: “Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously”

Imagine that you are tending to a garden. The Lord should be given the first and best of our crop to show our gratitude; for apart from Him, nothing can grow. Everything we have, He has provided. It is His proper right to be first and to be honored.

Also, this garden is provision for my needs as well so I must sow generously if I expect to reap generously. That means I take good care of the garden so it produces an abundance to supply what I need and for many others. If you have any experience at all with a garden, you know that a small plot can produce far more than what we can eat ourselves. This gives us the joy of sharing and demonstrating love in action to our neighbors.

Ask the Lord to give you a generous heart and put a plan in place to increase your giving to your church and works of the Lord that you care about. Increasing your generosity will be the best financial decision you have ever made.

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Chuck Bentley

Chuck BentleyFor over a decade, Chuck has traveled the world teaching biblical financial principles to the affluent, middle class, poor and ultra poor. As host of the daily national radio broadcast, My MoneyLife™, Chuck connects with all generations and inspires his audience with a strong scriptural emphasis.
Following in the footsteps of Crown’s cofounders, Howard Dayton and the late Larry Burkett, Chuck has assumed the mantle of a strategic organization, founded in 1976, that now reaches around the world with staff on every continent, a media presence throughout North and South America, and books and materials serving the spiritual and financial needs of all people, regardless of their economic condition. Crown’s outreach impacts individuals, families, churches, and businesses through the joyful, liberating biblical truth of making and managing money so that God’s purposes for one’s life can be fulfilled.
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