I have written several posts about the importance of tithing and giving above normal tithe. I have a few thoughts about giving during these tough economic times. First, we are still required to give during this time of economic hardship. This is where God builds our faith so that we can understand that we are to trust Him for all that we need.
Today I had the opportunity to give another we besides monetarily. I drove to our local Blook Connection and donated blood. This is a great way that we can practice Christian stewardship. Yes, I believe that we are supposed to manage God’s resources. So if we are in Christ, and our bodies are the Temples of The Holy Spirit, then our blood is His. This means that it is a resource that we can give so that others can have life. Christians you should be doing this too.
Wait, before you say that you are scared of needles, you should know that I am too. The nurse laughed at me today when I looked straight up as she stuck me. It doesn’t hurt as bad as we think it does. You can do it too.
While at The Blood Connection I noticed that there are other ways to give too. You can give plasma. I found out that plasma is needed for burn victims. Here are some of the reasons that you should consider donating plasma.
Now, there are many people who have seen those commercials of children fighting different types of cancer asking for financial help. If you are like me, you may try to figure out how to budget some money so that you can help. Yet, you may not have the resources to do this. A good alternative to giving financially to those who are fighting cancer is to give platelets. Cancer patients need platelets and The Blood Connection said they need 50 platelets a day. That averages out to 50 donors a day. Now, this will take a little longer than simply giving blood. You will need and hour and a half. You can give platelets a little more frequently than whole blood.
Those who desire to be missional to their communities should consider how they can help meet the needs of all who are victims whether of disease, or any other trauma.
Giving these types of God’s resources only requires that you care, are not looking for recognition, love others as your self, and able to sacrifice/steward God’s time. Plus, you get free cupcakes and soda. And, if you are a husband, you don’t have to do any strenuous work around the house for the day. This means that your wife will have to allow you to relax so that you blood can begin to build back up.
My advice is that we should all do our part while we are healthy. Because a day may come that we will be those who are in need too. Plus, I think God is glad when we do.