My husband and I recently did a study based on the principles taught in the book, The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. We’ve been learning so much about true contentment and living a life of thanks giving and giving to others.
Randy Alcorn defines the “Treasure Principle” as “You can’t take it with you – but you can send it on ahead.” That has given me and my husband a great deal to think about during this study. We’ve been re-evaluating our giving habits and how we help or don’t help others in need.
Our church has taken part in One Day to Feed the World through Convoy of Hope and people who wanted to participate, gave one day’s pay to this gift offering to the people in Haiti. I was amazed when I heard the reports that over 40,000 had been collected from a congregation under 1500. God is so awesome. This was last year around Thanksgiving time. I hope this year, we exceed what we gave last year! Our church also started to aid a local food pantry / mission center, in feeding the homeless in our area. This started last year and has been going strong ever since. My husband and I participate in this ministry and we have been richly blessed by helping others.
I don’t say this to pat ourselves on the back. I’ve just been seeing a real awakening of people in this great nation waking up to a true sense of thanks giving and a desire to help others in need.
Will you make this Thanksgiving Day into a day to commit to a new way of making your life a lifetime of giving? That is my goal. I want to make a difference in this world, even if it’s only helping one person at a time. I can give an encouraging word or smile. I can give of my time in a ministry at church or in other service in the community. I can give an offering of money. There are so many things that I can do and we all can do to make this world a better place. Let’s make our lives into offerings of a lifetime of giving.