This is the third and final Sunday of our Global Partners emphasis. God continues to impact the world through our Global Partners. It has been inspirational to hear them share how God is transforming people through their service! Our Global Partners may be the ones on the front lines of missions, but we also have a part to play in doing God’s work. In addition to reaching out to our friends and neighbors, our Global Partners emphasis gives us the opportunity to walk alongside our Global Partners through prayer and financial pledges.
We are asked to seek God’s guidance in deciding how much we are to give:
Each of you should give what you have decided
in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
– 2 Corinthians 9:7
James and I include our children in discussion and prayer as we ask God to lead us in deciding how much to pledge. Isaac and Violet are old enough to understand that we are making a sacrifice through this gift. They also understand we are following God’s lead and that this financial gift helps bring people closer to Him!
I urge you to spend time praying for God’s guidance as you consider supporting our Global Partners. If you are married, pray together. If you have children, bring them into the discussion and prayer—allow God to lead you. Whatever you decide to pledge, be cheerful knowing that God will transform the hearts of others through your generous gift!
Thank you in advance for your generosity, I am excited to see how God will use our gifts! I hope to see you on Sunday when we have the privilege of hearing from our own Don Westerberg.