A stewardship Moment
Do You Know Someone Who Constantly Pours Themselves Out?
They’re generous with their words, unselfish with their time and openhanded with their money, and willing to serve. And yet, somehow, they always seem to have more to give.
The author of Proverbs, attributed to King Solomon, said this: The generous will prosper, those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed” Proverbs 11:25 NLT.
Some of the most miserable people on earth are also the most selfish people on earth. But if you’ve ever been generous with your life – whether you’ve given financially, contributed your expertise, invested your time, open your home, or offered spiritual, emotional, and physical support; you know from experience: those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Giving is not a process or exercise to get. God’s wisdom must be applied when it comes to setting boundaries with our time, gifts, and talent. Jesus is the King of an upside-down Kingdom, where: The last will be first. The greatest will be a servant. And those who give up their life will save it.
HOW CAN YOU PRACTICE GENEROSITY? (Please feel free to add to the list below)
You don’t have to be rich to be generous, you just need a heart that is willing to serve and help others.
Avoid a mindset of scarcity and establish a mindset of abundance.
Have faith and believe that God has unlimited strength, power, and resources.
Be generous with your resources no matter how limited we believe them to be.
Be generous with your time. Living out the Great Commission – Making Disciples and helping others.
Be generous by encouraging others. Be positive and a light to others pathway out of darkness.
Pray without ceasing for our friends, neighbors, the city, the world, and our Church. Pray for peace.
Excerpts: taken from The Bible App Daily Devotional 2023