Rules for Living #002.
It is not so simple. And, yet, it is - simple. Give generously. Not out of your abundance but sacrificially. Putting my thoughts on giving that ramble through my mind down on paper, recorded in a rules for living digital scrapbooking page, recorded because this is me and this is my life and how I want to live my life. I suppose one could wake up one day and say, "I'm going to give generously from now onward," but that isn't how it happened for me - for us.
For us, we have grown into giving generously. First things first. Solidify in your mind, in your heart that what you have isn't yours. It's God's. Once you do that, once you are certain, without a doubt, that what is yours is not - it's God's. You have easy 80% of the work done in this giving generously rule for living. Then, simply listen - to God. He'll direct your giving. I can only say what it has been for me - us. Over the years when we've tested God on this, "God, we want to give generously every week this year." He comes through. He directs our path, our giving.