“Any fear of giving to God’s Kingdom is flawed. It would be like a farmer who feared losing his bucket of seeds so he failed to plant his own field and thus forfeited the joy of overflowing his barns with the harvest.” – Ann Voskamp
I so love this quote by my friend, Ann Voskamp. I was a hesitant giver for so long.
Maybe because I knew the sting of being poor. It carved a deep fear in my little girl heart.
Or maybe I was hesitant because I can be selfish and forgetful and wrapped up in my own little world.
But a couple of years ago, I really felt challenged to listen to God and deepen my faith in the area of giving.
I was good with the label, the lingo and the lifestyle of being a Christian.
But what if instead of just having faith, I dared to live a life that actually required faith? And what if instead of being paralyzed by all the massive needs in the world, I asked God to personally assign me a few?
Not everything. But some things.
And then what if I started to watch for whatever needs God put front and center in my life and said yes?
And what if a part of this yes journey is to have all my friends who want to read my next book, know that they could be a part just by simply buying the book?
Would it be, could it be possible to give every penny of The Best Yes to God’s work here and abroad?
This was a Best Yes. And I knew it.
If you bought a copy of my new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands through (in)courage last week, every dime that would normally come to me as an author is being given to an amazing organization called 99 Balloons.
We are helping to fund an initiative that will train churches to better support families who have kiddos with special needs (like my friend, BJ – click here to read more about him.)
I’m so excited about what you and I are able to do together. Together our “best yes” looked a lot like a community of women coming together to purchase more than 300 copies of “The Best Yes“!
And just as importantly, the mission of 99 Balloons and the unique needs of kids with disabilities was shared through a community-wide story of social media posts.
What an absolute honor it was to join our voices together to lift up families who desperately need to know they aren’t alone.
Thank you for helping me help them.
Even though this initiative has come to a close, you can still help 99 Balloons by going to their website here. And I’m happy to say that buying The Best Yes continues to be a Best Yes as my proceeds from all book sales will go to support many Christian projects around the world.