“Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Everyone must give according to what he has inwardly decided; not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Responding to a proven need is charity. Charity is important, but far less than true Stewardship. True Stewardship responds to a need in our hearts more than a need in our world. Your generous heart can make your church, your community and your world a much better place.
Consider gifts that are:
~The first funds set aside and thoughtfully planned
~A commitment – the same, recurring amounts
~Automatic deductions from your credit card
~Regularly reviewed – and increased or decreased as resources change
Good stewards often experience fewer conflicts about money and less concern for material goods.