for they gave according to their means, as i can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord [ 2 corinthians 8:3]


as the believers in the macedonian region gave, so should we out of an abundance of joy. for many, giving is an afterthought, if even a thought at all. for others it is another task to check off the list. i can’t encourage you enough that Jesus paid it all; everything we have is His.


three areas to grow in monetary giving:

  • start giving… it is never too late. start today.
  • grow in the discipline of giving. for those who give every once in a while, grow in giving on a consistent basis, as the Lord leads.
  • grow in giving beyond your means. for those who are giving, what would it look like to give more?


pray. what would it look like to be fully obedient in giving the money that the Lord has entrusted to you?


~ natalie schmidt