December 22, 2018 Rich Shipe

End of year giving details

End of year giving details

All gifts to Harvest Ashburn must be received OR post-marked by December 31, 2018 to count as 2018 giving. The 2018 tax giving statements will be given to you by the end of January 2019.

I encourage you to submit your giving to God and to not miss the opportunity to worship him through your giving. We personally automate our giving through the online giving tool at our website so it is easy for me to let it become a mechanical ritual. It is consistent but it can become out of sight and out of mind. I try to remind myself to stop and reconsider it and praise God for his faithful provision.

Giving is another amazing way that we have seen him work both in our personal giving over the years (The Shipe family) and in our church. Our family had a period of time in our life when our income was seriously reduced but God directed us to give more than we were giving in the past. We trusted him and he provided! He faithfully provides for the work he calls us to do!

It is not about amounts. God does not need our money. It is about trust and following his leading. Remember to prayerfully seek his direction in your giving. Follow his lead and you will see him work!

Important truth #1: He already owns it all. He doesn't need it.

Psalm 24:1 (ESV) The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.

Important truth #2: Giving is a great anecdote to the chocking sin of putting our trust in money.

Matthew 6:21 (ESV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Important truth #3: Give as God directs you personally and he will provide to you everything you need to fulfill his mission for you.

2 Corinthians 9:7–8 (ESV) Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

You are loved!

Rich Shipe

Harvest Bible Chapel Ashburn

P.O. Box 4801

Ashburn, VA 20148