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Trust Brings Better Giving

Morning Inspiration! 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.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
2 Corinthians 9:7–8
As we plan personal improvement in the new year, don’t overlook doing a better job at giving.
Learning to give generously, as well as cheerfully, brings wonderful promise from Scripture! Trusting Jesus to give us all we need, makes it easier to give what we have to others, because we know it will be replaced & even increased. When we truly care, it becomes natural to share...our time, talent & our treasure. All we ever have comes from God every day, so we can feel free to give it away!

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