Yesterday I shared how terrible I am at receiving. On a scale of 1 to 10 I am going to give myself a 6 for giving.
I like to give. I think I get more excited about birthday and Christmas gifts then the people I am giving them to do. When it comes to my time or my finances I am a little bit more selfish. I give in these areas, don’t get me wrong, but ask much or as often as I should?
Giving back the gifts that God has given us shouldn’t be so hard. After all, he gave them freely, we should do the same.
Today I am going to think hard about all that I have freely received and I am going to challenge my self to give more freely. Not just gifts or time or money, but virtues like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self control, grace, mercy, forgiveness. I am going to give with my heart, because I can give gifts and time and money easily, but if I don’t give anything with my heart what good does it do.
“Freely you have received, freely GIVE!” Matthew 10:8