You are invited to be a part of God’s plan for resourcing ministry here at St Andrew’s. Your giving makes a real difference. So many ministries that happen at St Andrew’s, as well as the upkeep of our historic buildings would not be possible without faithful, committed and generous givers.
“Are we giving out of reverence for God or out of selfishness? Are we giving because we want to honour him or because we want something in return? Giving to God is not a bargaining tool. It should be an act of worship.
Old Testament believers gave from the best of their crops, not the leftovers. The same principle should apply to our giving today. This is the fail-proof standard of financial stability.
In Malachi [3:10] (NIV), it says, “Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
In Proverbs [11:24]-25 (ESV), “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”
One thing is absolutely clear, no matter how much we give, we cannot outgive God. The more we give in service to the Lord, the more we will get in return. It defies logic but that is God’s math!
“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
A believer should give what he believes God would have him give. Again, it all goes back to the attitude of the heart.” Alex Cook, Wealth with Purpose