If you really want to succeed with something – then you need to plan. Any of you who have tried to diet or start a new exercise will know this. Today’s challenge moves you from spontaneous, in the moment type of generosity to a generosity that is planned and part of your life. Here are today’s challenges.
Act 31: Plan
God’s vision for generosity goes way beyond spontaneous, off-the-cuff giving, as fun as that is. When we plan ahead and get a bit smart and strategic with it, we unlock a whole new area of generosity, and find it’s more surprisingly freeing than we’d expect.
Choose how you’ll complete today’s act:
Plan for the spontaneous. Make sure you have change on you for when you pass Big Issue sellers. Or, buy some hats and gloves to help rough sleepers in winter.
Plan to give often. Look over your finances, make a place for new ways to give regularly, and set up a giving account here to help you stick to it.
Plan to make sacrificial giving part of the fabric of your life. Follow today’s writer Alison’s example and do your own leisure tax, whether it’s 100% like for like, or a smaller percentage.
“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.”
(2 Corinthians 9:12–13 NIV)
Find out more here. https://40acts.org.uk/act-31-plan/