“When was the last time you were fully conscious and present in your generosity? Or to rephrase that, when was the last time your generosity brought you unexplainable, total joy?” -Alexandra Khan
A few years ago, we were part of a large and busy church organization in another city. This is the place where we first met, held our wedding, formed friendships, became parents, and cut our teeth in ministry. As the church increased, so did the opportunities for strong couples like ourselves to serve in leadership roles. How we appreciate those experiences! Because nothing grows your character and abilities quite like carrying that weight.
Upping the Ante
The financial needs of the organization continued to grow, and as representatives we felt responsible. In our marriage, we’d always been tithers. We gave a traditional 10% of our income to a place that represented so much of our life. Then came a season where we felt called by God to give more, even sacrificially. It was the right move for us to make then, and I remember how it positively impacted our faith.