Tuesday, March 12, 2013
DAY 12: Give in Secret!
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” - Matthew 6:2-4
This is ANOTHER highly interactive day of DOING the Word! On Day Two, we did a public good deed, out in front of everyone so they would praise God. Today, it’s between you and the Lord.
Today, take 5 minutes and scrounge up some cash to bless someone with... it doesn’t take much. Do without something if needed. Have a meal of rice and beans... or you could just... FAST! Try scrounging together all your coins and taking them to one of those CoinStar things and get some cash?? Now, for those of you that can do more, give more!! A big gift ($100 or more) would be fun to give away, wouldn’t it??
Now that you have your money together, take 5 minutes and think of someone who is truly needy. it could be the guy on the street, it could be a neighbor going through a hard time or it could be a family member. Write down a short list on a piece of paper or in a document. Whittle it down to that one, extra needy person.
Now, give in secret! If you need to send them money via PayPal, just do it! if you want to drop them something in the mail, that would be fine too. But when it gets really exciting is when you can do it ANONYMOUSLY! That’s why giving to strangers on the street is so fun. They don’t know who you are! So locate that special person and give in secret.
DON’T write out what you did here!! That would defeat the whole purpose. I’ll have to take your word for it!