Do you live generously? Are you generous with what you have to offer? I'm not talking about money. I'm talking about your heart, your time, your talents, you words. Do you give freely of whatever you have to offer at the moment?
I think when most people think of giving and being generous, they always think of money. Sure, money is important and giving money when you can is equally important. But money isn't all there is to living generously. Living generously is about being generous with everything you have to offer.
"We have been given much not so we can increase our standard of living; We've been given much so we can increase our standard of giving."
You will be enriched in every way so you can be generous on every occasion, and your generosity... will result in thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:11
I have been really examining my life and how I spend it. My heart is heavy knowing that I don't do enough with what I have been given. Our pastor made this statement during his sermon on Sunday. "You don't need equipment to serve...You are the equipment."
I get stuck in the mindset that I don't have any thing to give. It's really not about the things. I have already been given everything I need to give what I have, where I am. I challenge you as I am challenging myself... Give. Give generously. Give your time, give a hug or a smile, give encouraging words, give your talents, give whatever you can to whoever might need it. God calls us to be servants. In serving, we are giving. Live generously. Even when you think you have nothing to offer. Serve graciously. It's what we are called to do.
Happy Tuesday, Y'all!