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The Posture Of Our Hearts

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Last Sunday, Pastor Derrick shared just a preview of what the Bible teaches about generosity related to money. The bottom line is that Jesus is way more concerned with the posture of our hearts than the amount of our financial giving (Matthew 6:21). He wants to increase our righteousness by releasing us from the grips of debt and the worship of money (Matthew 6:24).

Derrick also challenged all of us to test God in how generosity can transform our lives by giving for 90 days. As he said, we’re not testing God so that He will bless us with material things or more money. We are confronting our own control issues and asking God to set us free from all the baggage that the love of money brings.

Pastor Derrick asked us to start giving somewhere, to something worthy. But what he didn’t have time to go into is the idea that the most important entity you can give to is the local church.

Look, we get it — there is a lot of cynicism about giving to any religious organization, let alone a church. Our history isn’t perfect, but the God we serve is. And He has chosen to use the broken and imperfect church to do his greatest work in this world.

Giving somewhere is better than giving nowhere, because giving nowhere will never teach you how to share. – Pastor Derrick

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Makers’ values, goals, and plans for the future, you can download the PDF here.

We have 26 new recurring givers since we started talking about giving a few weeks ago, resulting in over $6,000 in new gifts per month. Thank you so much to each of you who are supporting our mission with your finances.

So here’s the challenge: ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom about giving financially to a church. (If Makers isn’t where you call home, it doesn’t have to be here.) Be open to where you feel compelled to give, and then take a step of faith and give for 90 days.

We can’t wait to hear what God does in your life! (Be sure to share your story with us at[/vc_column_text][mk_button dimension=”outline” size=”medium” letter_spacing=”1″ url=”href=“” align=”center” button_custom_width=”220″ margin_top=”32″ outline_skin=”custom” outline_active_color=”#dbdad8″ outline_active_text_color=”#000000″ outline_hover_bg_color=”#dbdad8″ outline_hover_color=”#000000″]Setup Recurring Giving[/mk_button][/vc_column][/vc_row]