Do you remember back to when you were first learning to exercise your generosity "muscle?"
Everyone has an initial launching point in their journey of generosity. And over the years, I have found that for some people their launching point is not necessarily very "holy" or "groundbreaking."
Sometimes it's something very simple and tangible like:
Now I know for you, something like tax savings is not a motivation, but an added benefit of being a generous giver. As my pastor says:
"We don't give to get, we get to give."
I know I have been challenged in recent years to give when it doesn't even provide me a tax benefit. The intangible benefits of being a giver are way better than a temporary tax benefit.
But for others, maybe someone you know, 2020 might be the year that changes how they give. And maybe they need a tax benefit to take the next step.
Maybe this is their launching point.
Our church put together this very brief video to help remind our church family, but I think it's a good reminder for anyone who gives charitably. And it's less than 2 minutes.
Could you share this with that person who came to mind? Or anyone else you think might benefit from seeing this?
You might be the connecting point to help them grow in their generosity and discover that which is "truly life."