Give as you Go: Cash

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:

hard working woman

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.'”

Come back tomorrow for tips on giving our time throughout the day.

Do you have any more suggestions to give as you go? Comment below!