According to The Giving Report 2022 published by Canada Helps the percentage of Canadian charitable donors has noticeably decreased and the decline in generosity is already happening pre-pandemic. We thank God that Cornerstone has bucked the generosity trend in Canada, but let’s not be complacent because every day we face many forces trying to stop us from being generous.
More importantly, generosity is a matter of heart, a discipleship and spiritual maturity issue. Martin Luther has certainly made an important point when he said, “There are three conversions necessary: the conversion of the heart, mind, and the purse.”
We must keep this in mind: Our radical generosity declares and demonstrates to the watching world that we value people over possessions. Every faith-filled giving transforms our otherwise ordinary relationship with God into an extraordinary adventure. Every act of obedience enlarges our capacity to experience more of God’s life-changing power.