Give what we have. We can’t actually give what we don’t have. Let’s be generous in giving what we presently have and stop making promises of what we would give if we earned a million or if we were rich. Our recipients may not be even alive by the time they receive what we’ve promised.
We can start giving from whatever little or much that we have. If we have joy in our hearts, let others feel that joy. If we have food and others don’t, give. If we have extra clothes that are accumulating dust every second, then donate them. If help is needed and that is where we are good at, then let’s give our service.
Our source is unlimited, especially if our source is the God who made the heavens and the earth, the stars and the moon, the seas and the mountains. A need we have once we’ve freely given something is just a snap away from the one who has provided us with everything we NEED (not want) to live.
7 But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7
One great example of the grace of giving:
2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. 2 Corinthians 8:2-3
P.S: I’m writing this just after being dealt with the matter of giving and withholding something good from those who deserve it. You don’t want to pass this road the hard way. Believe me. =)