Embrace the Joy of Christian Giving

Here is a beautiful poem that I’d like to share with you. It was part of “Inspiration Corner”, a segment that is featured on Sundays during church services I attend. I think it is awesome and hope that you enjoy it as well!

I learned six truths about giving today–

Truths from God’s Word, not what men say;

Truths that teach me how I should live,

And the joy I receive as I learn to give.

I learned to give myself to God first,

My will in His, completely submersed.

I am bought with a price, I’m not my own.

These things I enjoy He’s given on loan.

I respond to God with a joyful heart;

No grudging response as I do my part.

My spirit enjoys a renaissance

When giving freely is my response.

Someday soon I will give account

For what I did with the great amount

That God freely gave to meet my need

And also to give as He decreed.

I learned to release what is His anyway,

To bring my offering on the Lord’s Day.

I do not give to hear man’s praise;

I simply desire to live God’s way.

I learned ever time I receive my pay

To bring my gift the next Lord’s day.

By giving with order and discipline

It strengthens me and pleases Him.

I learned of God’s Promise to supply,

If the well of my riches ever goes dry,

He will never stand idly by

Forsaking His servant until I die.

God can be trusted to meet all our need.

So don’t be afraid to follow His lead.

If you would find joy in Christian living,

Embrace the grace of Christian giving.

By George Cuff