Probably the most recognizable way to give-as-you-go is to give financially.
This is not to be confused with tithing. God established tithing as a way to give specifically to God’s purposes through an ordained ministry (the temple/tabernacle in the Old Testament; the Church in the New Testament).
Giving so others can glean is simply an act of cheerful generosity. This requires a hard working spirit, like the woman of Proverbs 31:
Hint: carry dollar bills and coins with you so you can do the following more effectively.
- Put your change in the “donate” box at the grocery store or restaurant. (I personally get excited about Wendy’s donation box for adoption for children in Foster care).
- Tip your coffee barista or waitress well.
- Drop an extra coin or two in the parking meter for the space behind you.
- Pay for the groceries or coffee for the person in line behind you.
- Put your change in a “change-the-world-jar” at home. Then send to a struggling missionary or orphanage in your area.
- Pay for somebody’s washer/dryer at the laundromat.
- Give away some of your clothes. (Thanks to one of my college ladies for the suggestion!) Luke 3:11 says “And he would answer and say to them, ‘The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.'”