Charitable Attitude

Are you a charitable person? Do you have an attitude of charity? Are you generous with what you have been blessed with? Will you share your blessings with others? Have you pondered why God has blessed you?

Many of us give to charitable organizations. We may give to organizations to help the homeless, children, or animals. We may give to non-charitable organizations to conduct research, support schools, sports teams, or the arts. But what are we giving?

In most cases, we give money. There is nothing wrong with that. However, which is the better attitude? Give money to feed someone or invite them to your table? It is a change in attitude. We can donate money and be removed from seeing the hunger on the faces of those who will benefit from our donation. Or we can cook a meal and serve those who are hungry, thereby creating a connection and start a relationship. By serving them, we add the human touch.

We can donate money to buy new uniforms for a sports team. But we can have a longer lasting effect on the children by volunteering to coach, by being involved in their lives. We can donate food to an animal shelter. But we can save an animal by adopting them and bringing them into our home.

Each of us has been blessed by God with talents and possessions. He has blessed us so that we may be a blessing to others. There is nothing wrong with donating money, especially when it will be used to help those who are far from us. But it isn’t always about money. Sometimes, it is about donating our time and talents to help others.

I pray we all use our blessings wisely. I pray we donate money when called for. I pray we donate our time and talents when we can to create relationships that have a lasting effect. Have an attitude of charity. Be a charitable person. Share your blessings with others. Be a volunteer. Donate what you have when you can.

Proverbs 11:24-25

One person gives freely, yet gains even more;

another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

A generous person will prosper;

whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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