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Trusting God to be Generous

WALK BY FAITH DAILY DEVOTIONAL: DAY 11

Trusting God to be Generous

We walk by faith, not by sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. – 2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV 

What an amazing promise! People often misrepresent this verse as a promise to get rich quick monetarily. First and foremost, God wants to make you rich in faith so that you can give generously to others your witness, time, kindness, love and yes, material blessings.  You give to others because you are grateful God first gave Jesus to you. God doesn’t bless us so that we can be greedy.  He blesses us so that we can be a blessing. We want to be a river, not a reservoir.  God gives to us so we can give away, so He can give, so we can give away, so He can give and on and on it goes.

When you give (and serving is a great way of giving), you are expressing your love for God and for others. And your generosity results in people being thankful to God. To give ourselves away does not make sense in the kingdom of this world, but in the Kingdom of God, with the cross of Christ at the center, it makes perfect sense. “For God so loved the world that He gave….” – John 3:16.

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Reflection Question:

Where is my heart with regards to generosity?

Prayer:

Lord God help me to receive everything as a gift from you and let it overflow into the lives of others.

Scripture:

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35

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