Are you a generous person? Firstly, are you giving of your time? Secondly, are you giving of your money? Thirdly, are you giving of yourself? Finally, what is it that makes you generous and such a giving person?
If you aren’t a generous person, is it because of fear? Are you holding back your generosity because you think you don’t have enough? Is fear keeping you from giving? Have you ever taken up God’s giving challenge?
Giving is a command and yet a challenge from God!
Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you [so great] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it.Malachi 3:10
Giving is a matter of the heart
A tenth isn’t based on how much or how little you have but rather a matter of the heart. Are you willing to give 10% off the top and choose to live your life with 90% which includes the blessings of God? Would you ever consider taking up God’s challenge to test Him and see what happens? Would you rather 100% without God’s blessing or 90% with God’s blessing?
Today’s Verse of the Day:
Will you take up the giving challenge of God?
Let’s be the dads who remember that God doesn’t need our money because everything is already His. God wants to bless us and knows that where our treasure is that our heart will be too and He wants to be our treasure. Remember how God doesn’t want us to have any other gods but Him and that we aren’t to produce idols? So when He offers us the opportunity to give, it opens up our hearts to be storing up treasures in heaven rather than here on earth where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Are you ready to be generous remembering that if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.
How can we as dads apply today’s verse of the day to help us be the dads God created and purposed for us to be? This verse reminds us that God is the owner of everything in the world, including us and our possessions. As fathers, we can apply this verse to our lives by being generous and giving to our families, communities, and those in need.
Ways to apply today’s verse of the day in our lives:
- Donate to charity: Find a charity that aligns with your values and give generously to support their mission.
- Volunteer your time: Give your time to organizations that help those in need, such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and food banks.
- Sponsor a child: Consider sponsoring a child through a reputable organization that provides education, food, and medical care to children in need.
- Give to your church: Support your church financially, so they can continue to spread the Gospel and serve the community.
- Support a missionary: Partner with a missionary who is spreading the Gospel in other parts of the world by giving financially or sending care packages.
- Practice hospitality: Invite friends, family, and neighbors into your home for meals and fellowship, showing them love and hospitality.
- Share your resources: Share your possessions with others in need, such as lending tools or giving away clothes that no longer fit.
- Pay it forward: When someone does something kind for you, pass on that kindness to someone else.
- Encourage others: Encourage others to be generous and giving, leading by example and spreading the message of God’s love and provision.