What Moves You?
A recent read of Zig Ziglar quotations has prompted the writing for this last Intercom article of 2019. Ziglar said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”
If we need another source of motivation, read 2 Corinthians 9:7. We often hear the last part quoted—“for God loves a cheerful giver”—but for a change, let’s focus on the first part of the verse: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion.” From my view there is great freedom in those words—they can mean that whatever the motivation is for us to give, it our choice. Perhaps we give because we are generous. Maybe it is because we are tax-wise. Another reason might be because we desire to have the Good News of the Gospel preached. Suddenly the list can grow rather quickly! Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner—all come to mind. If we keep our eyes and ears open we may find something that moves us to action.
At Our Savior’s, we have three distinct yet different ways to direct our giving:
- • First, to the annual fund. This drives the day-to-day operation of the OSL mission.
• Second, to the Mission: Possible endeavor. This pays down the debt from the new and expanded physical plant.
• Third, to the OSLC Foundation. Give now and build the endowment, which serves annual needs again and again and again, or give later and help continue to fuel ongoing needs.
Want more information on how all phases of giving work? Just contact me, Jon Oien, email@example.com. We can move together!