Prepare to give
1. See that you need God before you need money. Money without God is like a car without gas. You won’t go very far. When you break free from the grips money has on you and learn contentment, you will quickly discover that God provides everything you’ll ever need. You may not have every want filled, but every need will be filled.
2. Give with a grateful heart. Realize how much good is in your life. Bad things may happen, but life is good. The glass is always half full. Try to be grateful for each day, and live it as if it may be your last. With this mentality, what can you do today that you may not get the opportunity to do tomorrow? Put God first, and find ways to give more of your time, energy, and money to make a difference.
3. Start small, but start somewhere. If you have never given or have been giving inconsistently, start giving regularly. Even if it is small, just start somewhere. Giving is the best gift you will ever receive. There are so many spiritual, personal, and health-related benefits. Give as a percentage of your income rather than a fixed dollar amount, and try to gradually increase your giving percentage each year.
4. Be on the lookout for opportunities. God is often sending people your way so you can help. A great book to read on how God is performing miracles today is You Were Born for This: 7 keys to a predictable life of miracles by Bruce Wilkinson