Spontaneous giving is finding creative ways to be generous as God brings opportunities. We may find ways to bless friends, neighbors, the poor, missionaries, projects, or other people in need. This goes above and beyond structured giving.
According to Scripture, the core issue that structured giving addresses is sacrifice and generosity. Our freedom in Jesus allows us to give generously and bless those around us as God’s Spirit leads. We get the joy of partnering with God and His unending provision as we give to people in need. (Exodus 25:2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11)
Here’s the question at the heart of spontaneous giving: “God, where are you prompting me to help meet the needs of those around me as I seek to be generous and sacrificial with my money?”