STOP AND THINK – If you don’t give when you don’t have enough, you won’t give when you have more than enough because it’s a heart issue no matter how much you have. (Mike Lee, American pastor)
Sometimes we don’t give to a worthy project because our income has dwindled and we don’t think we can afford to give anything away—especially cash. But, as Lee suggests, if we don’t develop the habit of giving when we don’t have a whole lot, we’ll probably never learn to give or be generous when we have more. We must develop a heart for giving early.
But since you excel in everything [else]—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)