Jesus is our best example of giving, don’t you think? He never collected a paycheck and didn’t own a home or anything of value. Despite His meager means, He gave what He had: love, compassion, time, and of course, healing.
Freedom for generous giving isn’t only about money. Being a good steward of all that you have, and having a willingness to make investments in the kingdom of God helps provide you with opportunities to give generously.
Consider babysitting for a young couple in your church who are financially unable to pay for a sitter. Invest in a relationship with a college student who is far from home and needs a little TLC. Offer to help in your community’s food bank on a weekly basis. Open your home to host a small group. Take a church bulletin to a shut-in, and spend some time talking with her about the Sunday service.
Let’s remember, an investment of time and talents is just as valuable as money. God generously gives back when we willing give away.