Joyful Giver DAY 1/28:
God is the First Giver.
Genesis 1:1-31 GW
Prayer: Thank you, God, for the world and everything in it. You have given us so much. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 2/28:
God places man in the beautiful garden, a gift of His generosity!
Genesis 2:1-17 GW
Prayer: You are generous beyond measure, O God. Help me to reflect that to all those around me every day. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 3/28:
A beautiful definition of God’s gift of marriage.
Genesis 2:18-25 GW
Prayer: Help me to honor my spouse, and to show the world how much Christ loves the Church; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 4/28:
Our disobedience ruins relationships and hurts creation itself. But even in the face of rebellion, God promises to give us a Savior.
Genesis 3:1-21 NLT
Prayer: Thank you for our Savior, O God. Your generosity knows no bounds! Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 5/28:
Cain and Abel bring their gifts to God, but only Abel is commended, while Cain is banished from God’s presence.
Genesis 4: 1-16 NLT
Prayer: Help me, O God to give without expecting recognition, but in faith and love for you. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 6/28:
Abraham’s response to Melchizedek’s blessing is the first biblical reference to a tithe. Genesis 4:17-24 NLT
Prayer: Dear Father, help me to honor you in my giving. Help me to remember your loving care and to be joyful in my giving. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 7/28:
The people brought all kinds of gifts to build and furnish the tabernacle.
Exodus 35: 4-29 NLT
Prayer: Nothing is too good for you, O God. Help me to give my best to you for the cause of your kingdom; through Jesus my Lord. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 8/28:
Moses has to tell the people to bring no more gifts for the tabernacle.
Exodus 35:30- 36:7 GW
Prayer: Move our hearts, O God, to be so generous that your house overflows with the resources to further your kingdom.
Joyful Giver DAY 9/28:
King David inspires his people by his own generosity.
1 Chronicles 29: 1-9 GW
Prayer: Thank you, O God, for those who are generous and who inspire us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 10/28:
David rejoiced greatly and thanked God for the people’s generosity.
1 Chronicles 29:9-19 ESV
Prayer: May my giving bring thanks to God and joy to other’s hearts; through Jesus my Lord. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 11/28:
We joyfully give to the Lord because of all his blessings to us.
Psalm 116:12-19 ESV
Prayer: For your gifts and blessings I give thanks to you and offer my joyful gifts for your glory, O Lord; through Jesus my Savior. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 12/28:
God promises great blessings to faithful and joyful givers.
Malachi 3:6-12 ESV
Prayer: Help me to be faithful in my offerings, just as you are faithful and gracious to pour out your blessings to me; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 13/28:
Jesus teaches that giving never something we brag about.
Matthew 5:13-16; 6: 1-4 GW
Prayer: Let me boast only in your love shown in Jesus, O God. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 14/28:
Seek God’s kingdom. He will provide all your needs.
Matthew 6:25-33 ESV
Prayer: Thank you, O God for flowers and birds, and for their reminder of your gracious care for all you have made; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 15/28:
Three parables describe God’s kingdom’s value and our value to the King.
Matthew 13: 44-52 NLT
Prayer: Thank you for purchasing me from Satan’s grasp. Help me, Lord Jesus, to value your reign and rule above all else. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 16/28:
Joyful giving is one way we can show our love for God.
Matthew 19:16-30 ESV
Prayer: We have so much, Lord Jesus. Help us to trust in you and not our wealth. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 17/28:
God calls us to be thankful for his gifts rather than resentful of what others receive from him.
Matthew 20: 1-16 NLT
Prayer: You are good and generous, O Lord. Help me always rejoice in that – whether to me or to others; through Jesus, my Lord. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 18/28:
Jesus’ teaching about paying taxes is also a reminder of our responsibility to God.
Matthew 22:15-22 NLT
Prayer: Help me, Lord Jesus, to give the government its due, and to give you all honor. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 19/28:
We give joyfully to God’s glory and not man’s praise.
Matthew 23:1-12 GW
Prayer: May I never use my religion as a reason not to help others; through my Lord
Jesus Christ. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 20/28:
Invest God’s gifts for his glory, not hiding them in faithless fear.
Matthew 25:14-30 GW
Prayer: Thank you for entrusting me with time, money, influence, and skills. Help me use them joyfully for your glory and my neighbor’s good.
Joyful Giver DAY 21/28:
There is no joy in a life of greed and love of money.
Matthew 26:14-16, 47-56; 27:3-10 GW
Prayer: You are more valuable than silver or gold, Lord Jesus! Giving to your glory brings true joy. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 22/28:
Zacchaeus was small in stature but larger than life in his response to Jesus’ salvation. Luke 19: 1-10 NLT
Prayer: Thank you for people who do the right thing – even after having done the wrong thing for years. Help me to follow their lead; through Jesus my Lord. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 23/28:
The widow’s offering was large in her heart, bringing great joy to Jesus.
Luke 21:1-4 NLT
Prayer: May my giving reflect my trust in you, Lord Jesus, and bring you joy. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 24/28:
Love is extravagant and brings joy to the hearts of those who love Jesus.
Matthew 26:6-13 ESV
Prayer: May I never be afraid of honoring you too much, or giving you extravagant gifts, Lord Jesus! Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 25/28:
Our giving shows the genuineness of our love.
2 Corinthians 8:1-24 ESV
Prayer: Your love was shown in Jesus, O God. Help us to show our love for you and our neighbor by our joyful giving. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 26/28:
God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:1-15 GW
Prayer: Thank you for providing for all my needs. Help me to be generous on every occasion; through my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 27/28:
God promises that when we give, we will be rewarded.
Luke 6:27-38 ESV
Prayer: Thank you for the abundance of your daily provision. Help me to give joyfully; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Joyful Giver DAY 28/28:
Jesus teaches us that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20: 32-35 ESV
Prayer: I have received so many blessings, Lord Jesus. Help me to discover the blessing of joyful giving. Amen.