I am so excited that Christmas is only a few days away. I am so eagered to see the faces of my nieces and nephews as they tell all they've received. Of course for my own children, Christmas does't mean the same. They've come into the perfected knowledge that it's Jesus' birthday and not theirs. For this, I am ever so grateful. Nevertheless, I still have the distinc opportunity to show them that giving is one of the greatest attributes of life.
It's never about what you give but rather about what spirit you give it in. The bible does say that "God loves a cheerful giver." I understand it to mean anything that you give, especially, concerning your financial seeds towards ministry. Remember that the same way and weight of your giving, will be the determining factor of what you get back.
The greatest gift that has ever been given to me is the gift of Salvation! However, the second gift that I cherish just as dear is the Spirit of a Giver. It's this spirit that makes me feel inadequate when I don't give. If I had more, I'd give more, but such as I have, I never neglect to share. I understand that I was born to give and giving is as much a part of me as the children God gave to me. The Spirit of a Giver is one that ushers you into perfect worship...." because the heart of a worshipper is one that continuously give God praise!"
Find someone who does't understand the joy in giving and help them to understand by teaching them of the ultimate gift and the giver. It's that gift that trumps all and no matter how much money you spend...you'll never out do the gift that God gave when He gave His Son.
Merry Christmas and I give to each and everyone of you my love. Be Blessed!