I find Proverbs 11:25 to be an excellent encouragement when it comes to giving gifts to the church.
“Generous persons will prosper;
those who refresh others
will themselves be refreshed”
This excerpt really highlights the warm fuzzy prosperous feeling you get when you give any gift to the church. Small or large, God lets you know how important that support for the betterment of his kingdom truly is. Unfortunately, there are some brothers and sisters in Christ that don’t know where their next meal will come from, or where they will be sleeping in the moonlight of the darkness ridden hours that they have to undergo. When we give our gifts to the Church and to the lord, he sends the holy spirit to refresh them and to refresh us, so we can prosper with our siblings in Christ.
Jesus once said, “Giving is better than receiving”, That’s, why we should do our best, to be generous givers and siblings in Christ.
Dear Lord, our divine refresher, Guide us to be generous givers. Thank you for your calming and refreshing holy spirit. We are not perfect gifters, but clear us of our sin. Help us to bless and gift one another. You are the righteous lord our god. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.