The 30-Day Giving Challenge: Day 1

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30-day giving challengeAs I sit down to type this post, a song comes to mind…

Steven Curtis Chapman, Dive:

And in the rush I hear a voice
That’s telling me it’s time to take the leap of faith
So here I go

I’m diving in I’m going deep in over my head I want to be
Caught in the rush lost in the flow in over my head I want to go
The river’s deep the river’s wide the river’s water is alive
So sink or swim I’m diving in

Are you with me?

November 1st is here. Day 1 of The 30-Day Giving Challenge.

I invite you to take a leap of faith and give in some fashion every day this month. Think beyond monetary gifts. Couponers, open up your stockpiles. Bakers, share some pumpkin bread with a neighbor. Get creative!

Most importantly, ask God to lead you each day.

Just remember to write it down. Not in a boastful, look-how-generous-I-am kind of way. But to keep yourself accountable and be transformed.

Write down the blessings that come your way each day, too. Get your whole family on board!

Bloggers are in a unique position to inspire and encourage literally thousands of others to accept this giving challenge. If you wish, feel free to RSVP below in the Mr. Linky. Leave a link to your blog or blog post about the challenge.

All are welcome to RSVP on Facebook, and invite others.

I will also be highlighting charities throughout the month that deserve our support. Although I believe giving should start in your own communities, there may be a day when you need a nudge or a suggestion.

If you wish to get further involved, please feel free to email 30daygivingchallenge (at) gmail (dot) com for more details. I am happy to consider your cause as a featured charity.

Keep this verse on your heart all month:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galations 6:9

It is my prayer that we would all gain a new freedom from the grip money has on our lives. At the end of this 30 days, I would love to hear how your heart was transformed!

Are you ready? Set… GO!! Get giving!

Comments

  1. Christie says

    I don’t have a blog, so I can’t Mr. Linky. But I want to be a part of this giving challenge! Only 6 hours left today to give…I’m sure I’ll think of something–or an opportunity will appear!

  2. says

    What an encouragement! You are making a positive difference in someone’s life!

    Blessings to each of you!!!

    Lana @ ilovemy5kids

    I just found out about this today…I might be a little late in joining in the fun, but I think this is a great way to start the Thanksgiving season for my kids. :)

    • Alyssa Francis says

      Wow, Erin, your comment gave me goosebumps! Thank YOU for taking this opportunity. I am so glad God prompted me to start this challenge. It will be an exciting month!

  3. Sherry says

    I am so excited to be participating. I’m a little leary of posting everything I do on my blog though as I have it linked on Facebook and I know some that will be reading that I will be blessing anonymously.

    • Alyssa Francis says

      Oh Sherry, I completely understand. This challenge is not meant to have every detailed blogged. Just a spiritual journey and a way to bring awareness of how giving to others blesses us.

      Anonymous giving is sometimes the best kind! Thank you for participating, I am thrilled to have you on board. :)

  4. says

    I caught this from a tweet and am EXCITED! I am joining a tad late but have already this month been able to ‘give’. A loaf of banana bread to a friend that helped me with a house project. Dinner for a couple of friends with our family one night and I’ve made a candle jar votive for my neighbors that will be given this weekend. It’s not much, but I LOVE the old saying …it’s better to give than receive because it’s actually oh so TRUE!
    What a wonderful challenge!

    • Alyssa Francis says

      Sherri, I love your excitement! It’s never too late to jump in. I think homemade gifts are so meaningful. Keep up the awesome giving! :)

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