We’re entering a season filled with opportunities to give, from the local soup kitchen to ministries with a worldwide presence. What are some ways we can approach these opportunities with intention, joy, and wisdom? This post, originally published by National Christian Foundation, offers some insight, along with a downloadable guide to help you plan your year-end giving.
The end of the year is a time when we feel the contagious spirit of giving, and we see it coming to life around us, every day, sometimes in the most surprising of ways. It’s a special time when our hearts become softened and vulnerable, willing to both give and receive.
We all strive to give generously to the ministries, neighbors, employees, and others God has called us to serve. Yet we also prayerfully seek his abundant wisdom to guide our decisions, knowing that everything we have to give isn’t ours – it’s his.
Your Guide to the Giving Season is designed to help you connect those two ideals … to share the practical ways you can make the most of your giving and to help you experience lasting, joy over the important months ahead.
As the NCF family of givers, let us join together to reflect on the goodness of God’s greatest gift, Jesus Christ, and look to his gracious Word for instruction.