This time of year I remember how I would often avoid making eye contact with whomever is collecting for a cause when I would leave stores. Having just spent money in the store, sometimes having hot flashes from overspending, it was easier to walk by them than to give.
Through my growing relationship with God I have learned now to give when entering the store. In being able to give to those who have needs first, I have more joy in my heart than when I used to leave the stores with a cart full and avoid giving.
I invite you to join me to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
May we practice this type of giving this season. May we give first with no expectation of receiving anything in return. May we trust that when we give love, we will get love, which is more valuable than any thing we could purchase.
With love and hope,
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” - Proverbs 11:25