Tis the season for shopping, wrapping and gift giving. We are reminded of the reason for the season and let our light shine through giving to those in need. Toy drives, volunteering at soup kitchens, random acts of kindness, sponsoring a family etc. There are always people in need and many ways to give back to our community. The season of giving is upon us!
Of course, giving shouldn’t just be something we do at Christmas but our lifestyle. Do we have a giving heart throughout the year?
When we give we get something back in return. It feels incredible to give to others! The Bible says to give gifts in private. We shouldn’t boast or announce our actions. The Lord knows our heart and that is more than enough.
“But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:3-4)
If you’re a company giving back, I encourage you to do it without your company name attached to the good deed. If you’re blessing someone this Christmas, I challenge you to do it anonymously. This is definitely something I feel convicted to do myself. Happy giving this season!