I love reading 1 Chronicles 28-29 and the way David talks to and about the Lord, especially his words beginning in 1 Chronicles 29:14. After giving his “personal treasures” for the temple of God, he prays:
“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
When I think about giving to the Lord in any manner–time, money, other resources, abilities–it’s never a great sacrifice when I realize that it all comes from Him. We only give back to Him what came from His hand. What I consider my “personal treasures” actually always belonged to God.