Let your works of charity to men be accompanied with prayer and thanksgiving unto God. Render thanks unto God, that he hath put you among the givers, and not among the receivers, it being a more blessed thing to give than to receive: that he hath put you among the givers and not the withholders: that he hath given you something to give, and a heart to distribute of your abundance to the needy, and to the furtherance of the establishing of the kingdom of Christ on earth.
—Thomas Gouge (1609–1681)
Generosity is a form of grace. We love because He first loved us, and we give because He first gave to us. Giving isn’t God’s way of raising money—it’s his way of raising children. To give is to be like Jesus, whose incarnation and atonement were the ultimate lavish gift. God’s unfolding drama of redemption is the essence of giving, the source of giving, and the model for giving. ~ Randy Alcorn
DEFINITION of STEWARDSHIP
Christian Stewardship is “the obedient management of life and all its resources under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.”
"When we trust God we are free to rely entirely upon Him to get what we need." ~ Richard J. Foster
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)