When we give, we have the opportunity to partner with God to change lives for eternity. We don’t just get to change the lives of people in our community, but all around the world. We see Jesus transform lives, heal marriages and relationships, and restore faith. But it also changes us. When we joyfully give, we are surrendering to God. We start to take our eyes off the material possessions of this world, and focus them on God's mission and plan.