Cultivating Generous Hearts in Our Kids: An Opportunity for the Family!
Each Sunday morning in The Well Kids, we collect an offering for Felix, the child we sponsor through Compassion International. We invite you to use this as an opportunity to help your child(ren) cultivate a heart of generosity, while making an eternal impact in Felix's life!
Why do we give? Here's an excerpt from a great article that does a great job of answering this question:
"We serve an incredibly generous God. In the well-referenced verse, John 3:16, we read 'For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (CSB).' This act showcases the unfathomable generosity of our God.As believers, we want to see this generosity reflected in the lives of our children because we know Proverbs 22:6—'Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old he will not depart from it (CSB).' But how do we do this? The goal often seems daunting and complex, one more item on our parenting “to-do” list.
Encouraging generosity in your kids doesn’t need to be daunting and complex. Sometimes, it is a simple as pointing out the demonstrations of generosity occurring right in front of you, talking about them, and then connecting them to the generosity of our God.
These demonstrations of generosity can come from you, those around you, or even your children. So here are three easy ways to encourage generosity in your kids: 1) Point out and talk about when you give, 2) Point out and talk about when others give, and 3) Point out and talk about when your kids give... Tell your child how those acts of generosity reflect God’s generosity. Encourage generosity in your kids by leveraging the demonstrations of generosity that God is placing right in front of you and your children."
We hope you and your kids will join us as we care for Felix and pray that this gives your family great opportunities to meditate cheerfully on the generosity of God toward us all!