Time to count the Christmas Change!
Our total collection this season came to $98.50. Plus a few extra bonus items.
After scrounging around the house for spare change, we added $1.50 to round out the total to $100!
We decided to split the money in half–giving $50 to Worlvision and $50 to our local food pantry.
Amazing what those forgotten piles of spare change add up to. Amazing what we can give out of our abundance.
As small hands sorted change and tallied its value this morning, I was pleased that we were so close to our goal.
But we can do more.
God requires more. He asks me to give, not out of abundance, but out of faith. He asks for my firstfruits. When I give Him all that I hold in my hands, I say to Him, I trust You to fill my arms again.
Collecting spare change is good stewardship…but it hardly stretched my faith. It did not require me to step out of my comfort zone. And for that, I am not proud.
We are so blessed.
It’s time to start blessing others.
Because He is good. He is trustworthy. And He will provide for all our needs.
We are still deciding how to give out of faith…trying to determine what the giving of our firstfruits looks like.
May it be pleasing to Him.