by Anonymous (8th grade)
“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:24-25
When you give you are giving to more than just that. You are giving back to yourself also. An example is the new and coming church, when you give money towards that you are giving yourself a better church. When you give away you also get a sense of pleasure like you did something good, and that’s because you did! When you give something away it makes their lives better. Everyone needs to be generous because it will help you succeed. When you give you get a feeling that you are doing something right and it will make you want to do it even better. People sometimes say the phrase, “What goes around, comes around.” That is the same as generosity. When you give away to others, they will want to give also. Even if you aren’t giving to that person, they could still see it and think about how they need to also. When you are generous, you will start to think more positively because you are doing good things from the heart. Generosity is something that the world, and our church needs right now to make it more positive.
Dear God, help us to become more generous people and to give from our hearts. Help us to succeed, be more positive, and to feel better. Please help the new church we are planning on building to come out successful. Amen.