THE SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY

THE SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY

2 Corinthians 9:6-9 (NKJV) But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”

God, our Heavenly Father, is a Father of generosity.  He has given to us not just what we need, but an overabundance.  He has given to us so much food, so much beauty, so many stars, so many birds, and the list goes on and on.  God wants us to be a generous people.  As we let a spirit of generosity guide our life, it is truly amazing how everything comes together, and we have an overflow of abundance.

The Scripture is clear that if we hoard up and do not share, then even what we have is taken away.  But when we have a liberal spirit, a spirit that wants to help and be a blessing, then it seems to just come right back to us.  Think of it.  If a farmer says, “No, I do not want to plant.  I want to keep all of my seeds in these bags in my barn,” he will not get a harvest, and he might even lose what he has from rodents getting into the sacks.  But if this same farmer takes his seed and scatters it into the fields, look out!  His seed can multiply even a hundred-fold.

So today, have a generous spirit.  That does not mean you give all you have away.  It means that as God puts things on your heart, and as He blesses you with the means, you give!  You will see that you truly cannot out give God.  You will see the harvest come right back to you, so that you will have more.  Then you can be a continual blessing throughout life.

CONFESSION:  Today, I declare and decree that I am a generous person.  I am a person that goes out of my way to help others, and to be a blessing to those in need.

Today’s Bible Reading

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2 Chronicles 26 – 28

Romans 13

Psalms 23

Proverbs 20:11

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Chronicles 7, 1 Chronicles 8

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Romans 13:1-14

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 89:38-45

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Chronicles 7, 1 Chronicles 8

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Romans 13:1-14

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 89:38-45