As Christians, we acknowledge that every we have, from daily breath to daily bread, is a gift from God. We give out of gratitude and thanksgiving, not out of guilt or obligation. We cannot outgive God, but giving allows us to experience a spirit of generosity and joy in loving our neighbor. The Bible is full of examples of individuals and communities giving of the first of their harvest, giving sacrificially, sharing a tithe (10%) of their resources and providing for the poor and needy. Compassion and gratitude are primary motivations.