Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

A wise man once said, “There’s nothing more powerful than the heart of a volunteer”.

It’s so easy to get into the mindset that giving and serving God is a chore, it’s our job, our duty. We give valuable consideration to our giving.

The fact of the matter is that God loves a cheerful giver.

He loves a volunteer.

When I think of that verse, the first thing that comes to my mind is monetary giving, but God wants us to cheerfully volunteer every good thing He has so mercifully allowed us to have.

Things we often take for granted–our time, our energy, our abilities, our talents, our homes, our cars, our families–all that we have–all that He has cheerfully given to us!

Let’s make a point to volunteer some of these things to the Lord this week.

Let’s bless the Lord and those around us!

–by George Whitten

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