If there was only one question I could answer every day in my writing, it would be simply: Why?
“When I am so busy with work, family, church, and life, why should I make time to get alone with God every day?”
“When I’m a good person and I’m pretty happy, why should I read Scripture, worship, or pray?”
And today I want to address one key question you might already be asking:
“Why are you asking me to support First15 financially?”
Since the launch of this ministry, God has done a massive work in my heart in the area of finances and generosity, mostly through the words of Jesus.
Do you know that Jesus talked more about money than he did love? Do you know that Jesus even talked about money more than heaven and hell combined?
That’s because Jesus knew something, something that strikes to the very core of what First15 is about…
In Matthew 6:21 Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Jesus cares about your money, solely because he cares about your heart. And my hope, my passion, is to be the same way.
My hope is that the entirety of your heart would reside with God. And unless we as God’s people are practicing generosity in every area of life, especially in our finances, we will never experience the fullness of life that comes from being wholeheartedly surrendered to God.
So my goal every time I ask for financial support is to provide a pathway for you give, to be a place where you can see your finances bear fruit in the lives of real people all around the world.
I want First15 to be a place where you can practice generosity, and where your generosity will bear fruit far into eternity.
I want to change the world with you, one meaningful experience with God at a time.
Scripture also says in 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
My goal is never to coerce a dollar to be given that God doesn’t already have planned for us. Instead, I want to be faithful to provide the right amount of opportunities to help believers all around the world practice generosity, and invest in a mission they believe in.
If God leads you to give to First15, I will be thrilled to partner together to bring more believers into God’s presence every day. If God directs your generosity elsewhere, I will be thrilled to serve simply as a reminder to cheerfully invest your finances where your heart lies.
So, if God is stirring up your heart to practice generosity with First15 right now, you can simply click here to give.
I do not know how I could be more grateful to be forming this space for God’s presence with you.
May God bless you as you seek him,
Author & Founder | First15