I go around and around my decision to share my 52 Weeks of Giving. But I keep coming back and laying on these four things:
I am sharing because maybe it will inspire someone else to make the practice of giving a priority in their life. I can, without a doubt, tell them that it will change their life in so many ways. Their heart will grow three sizes this big. They will in a small way become more like Jesus everyday because He was the supreme example of a giver when He gave away His life for us so that we might be saved.
I am sharing because in making this album it becomes an Ebenezer. In the Bible, an Ebenezer is considered a Stone of Remembrance. It is an altar erected by the Israelites when they wanted a physical reminder of what God had done for them so they will always remember when they see, return, to that altar. What God has done. I don't ever want to forget what God has done. I give because God first gave to me in His Son. But, also, because God continues to bless I want to also continue to bless.
I am sharing because I can't not share how God is showing up in my life. Before I began this project, and regularly still, I ask God to show up in this project. I ask Him to direct my path toward giving. He hasn't let me down. He places - usually in my face - a way to give, a need to fill, a family to bless, a place to serve. Every week, without fail!
I am sharing because in sharing I am letting other people know where there are needs to be met. If I share where I'm giving maybe you will too. I think also I am sharing because I want to be an example of a cheerful, generous giver to my kids.