God calls on us to give regularly, generously and sacrificially to show our gratitude for all He has given us. For us, giving is worship. It’s an expression of gratitude because everything we have and enjoy comes from God.
It changes us when we give. There is a joy and freedom we experience when we give as an expression of our love for God.
Jesus gave excellent advice on financial investments — though we don’t usually think of His teaching this way. He said “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)