The following guest post was written by Left Hand community member, Kristie Sykes.
On this #GivingTuesday, I consider the reasons why my heart is continually led to give to Left Hand Church. It feels good to give. It’s no secret that the happiest people in the world are the most giving people and it’s not only about the money. It’s about the true unity and belonging that comes from being generous with your entire life, which includes your time, your skills, and your financial resources.
At Left Hand, I feel so blessed to be a part of something amazing. Each week I am reminded of how I’ve desperately longed to experience community and how impossible it would have been to get there on my own. Left Hand Church is community, my community, our community. I see our church practicing authentic acceptance and care for others. I see the inherent ways it gives love and light to the lives of marginalized people. I see our hearts and souls filled by the music and the connection shared through meaningful conversations and many hugs. I witness the deep reflection and prayer as we take communion together. I see the teachings of Jesus leading us to be better people as we go into the world each week.
When I give and serve at Left Hand Church, I’m a part of something so much bigger than myself, I experience true unity and belonging. God is up to something great here. My lack of participation will not cause the church to fail, but it will cause me to miss out on being a part of what God is doing, and I refuse to miss out! When I give to our church, I give back a portion of what God has given me. It’s my opportunity to show that God is first in my life, a reminder that God is the supplier of everything I have.
Giving is a personal invitation from God to an outpouring of blessing in my life, for the nature of God is to bless the giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 reminds us that “whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as they have decided in their heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”.
As you think about your own giving, let whatever you choose be a reflection of your heart and priorities. Let your gift be a privilege and a blessing. Be a cheerful giver.
A note from Aaron Bailey, Pastor of Executive Ministries:
On this #GivingTuesday, will you prayerfully consider making a year-end gift to Left Hand Church?
You can do so in three ways:
- Give a one-time or set up a recurring gift on our secure giving portal. Click here to go to Left Hand’s giving portal.
- Text any amount to 84321 and follow the prompts.
- Mail a check to Left Hand Community Church Inc., PO Box 385, Longmont, CO 80502.
If you consider Left Hand your church and you want to give regularly to this mission, it’s most helpful to set up a recurring gift in our giving portal so that Left Hand’s Leadership Council can best plan for 2019’s budget.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call me at 303-225-9305.
Thank you for your investment in this growing community!