"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity (don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure); for God loves a cheerful giver." - II Corinthians 9:7 - We really give as unto Him, as instructed in His Word - from our hearts - in response to what He has given to us. When our kiddos were little they had received a little love offering from a church we had recently ministered with. Samuel ministered in music and Sydney ministered in the gift of helps. As I came to give them the offerings, the Lord spoke to my heart and said, "Tell them to close their eyes and hold out their hands." I did. I put the gift in their hands and their natural inclination was to close their little fingers around the gift just placed in their palms. He then said, "Tell them to keep their hands open; so I can keep putting what I want to put into their hands." I explained to them, as He was showing me, that everything we receive is from Him, and in order to continue receiving we must keep our hearts and our hands open. We ask Him where He wants us to put what He has placed in our hands - and trust Him to show us where that is. He pours in and pours out through us. We trust, and by faith act, and He continues to pour in more. We give out of gratitude and love based on our knowledge of what He has done for us! You can give your gift safely and securely online - this is one of the easiest ways to give to Cornell Ministries. For the furtherance of the Gospel. To minister to those who are lost, hurting and in need of Christ.