Generosity is about influence—the influence to change, help, and bring good news. We serve a generous God, one who is generous, so we are generous.
Have you ever had your generosity challenged or tested? If at church, I said, “Everyone, get out your wallets, billfolds, checkbooks, debit cards, credit cards, or whatever else you use. Take that leather temple and hold it. Now, hand it to the person next to you.”
Some people would hesitate. Others would hand it one way instead of the other. Some wouldn’t move at all. Why? Trust.
How you trust God financially determines your future. And it’s not just your money; it enriches every part of your life. We are to give and be generous in proportion to what we have received and what we can believe.
God, make me a generous person. Give me the opportunity to be generous this week. In Jesus’ name, amen.
In what areas could I become more generous?
What did I feel in my heart the last time I was generous?
What areas of my life are the hardest for me to trust God?