Whether you are giving online or putting your offering in the plate on Sunday morning, God’s guidelines are the same. He wants us to give from the heart (2 Cor. 9:7b); he wants us to give of ourfirstfruits (Pr. 3:9); he wants us to plan our giving (2 Cor. 9:7a); he wants us to give proportionately (1 Cor. 16:2); he wants us to give generously (2 Cor. 9:6); he wants us give regularly (1 Cor. 16:2); he wants us to give and be confident (2 Cor. 9:8).

Let’s just remember that the “why” we give is far more important than the “how” we give. We give in response to the love that our God has shown to us – the love shown in sending Jesus to be our Savior and taking away our sins so that we can enjoy heaven one day! We give in order to thank God for his goodness and love. We give in order to share that goodness and love with the world.