In the matter of giving, our Lord Himself has demonstrated to us that He is the ultimate planner: To give us life and hope and salvation, He put into action the most amazing plan to send His one and only Son. Then Jesus followed and fulfilled that plan, and now we are forgiven, free, and alive in Christ. Because we have experienced so great a deliverance, we have been set free to respond to God’s goodness in the way we give ourselves to Him, in service to others, and in giving our offerings to the Lord. In His Word, God even gives us guidance to be intentional, to have a plan for our giving in response to God’s love, and to follow through. How does being intentional in our stewardship bring honor to God? Are you ready to trust God in order to make a plan?