If you had to count up how many toys you have, how long would it take you? Think about counting every stuffed animal, car, doll–I’m guessing it would be quite a job. Today is National Give Something Away Day. Do you have toys that you aren’t using that you could donate somewhere?
Giving things away is good for two reasons–1. God wants us to share what we have and be generous. 2. God warns us about being too attached to our things.
Even if you don’t have anything to give away, make sure and get a good perspective on your things–don’t make them more important than people. And there are other things you can give, not just today, but every day–you can give your time, your encouragement–get creative.
Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give. Don’t force anyone to give more than he really wants to, for cheerful givers are the ones God prizes
2 Corinthians 9:7 (TLB)
Dear Lord, Forgive me for when it’s hard to give away my things. Help me to learn how to be generous and giving to others. Thank you for understanding me and loving me. Amen.