I’m reading Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working by Craig Groeschel
It’s all about taking the narrow road
Look around…does your life look like your neighbor’s? Your family’s? Your friend’s?
If it does – chances are you are not on the narrow road that Jesus calls us too…
This is a huge wake-up call to us.
For the month of May, Joel and I are going to spend much time in specific prayer over how to pursue the narrow road and surrender our home, family, and life to bringing God glory by loving our neighbors
Anyways – the goal of this post was to write out some excerpts from this book’s section on ‘Giving’
In the chaper labeled ‘A generous eye’ Craig talks about 3 ways of giving:
1. Spontaneous giving – when you see a need, you fill it. It’s ‘not a deliberate lifestyle commitment, only a reaction, and often an emotional one at that – compassion for the homeless person, guilt over the unused car in your garage. Again not a bad thing – but simply not enough to cultivate a consistent generous vision.’
2. Strategic giving – They’re intention. They think it through.’ They’re tithers. They realize: ‘Giving is not something we do; generous is who we are. True to God’s promise, when we commit to giving consistently, we grow closer to him and see his purposes with new eyes.’
3. Sacrificial giving – ‘They don’t just believe that the things of this world don’t matter; they completely live that way.;; The more we have, the greater the responsibility and opportunity – to be a blessing.’