Giving. The concept of giving does not bother our generation. We love supporting charities and missions and good causes and weird causes and niche kickstarters. We sponsor kids and cows and cats.

These things are good, but what happens when our happy-go-lucky generosity starts to fade. How to we maintain a giving spirit throughout our life?

One key phrase: A cheerful heart.

Abra Kadabra Ala Kazoo, I Want to Give and So Do You

If only it were that easy. We can no more conjure up a generous heart than we can conjure up the gift to give.The desire to give is just as much a gift as the gift itself.

“EVERY good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows” (James 1:17).

The money, time & talents in your life are a gift from God, as well as the right motivation in giving it all away. Ask to receive a cheerful heart from the Father in giving. Know that you do not create the right spirit within yourself but the Holy Spirit will.


Father, thank you for your provision. All that I have is yours. I pray for a cheerful heart as I give. Guide me in giving generously with the right spirit. Show me where and how I should give my money.


Author | Claire Jordan