The Greater Give

photo-1505844300428-1ec56dad8de1What if you gave more?

I know, I know. Some of you reading this are overwhelmed with demands on your time, emotions, energy, bank account, relationships.

But what if you gave more?

In just one area of your life?

What if you greatly give money, clothes, or food to someone with a greater need than you?

What if you greatly give forgiveness to someone, not to let them off the hook of what they did to you, not to naively invite them to hurt you more, but to invite healing  for both of you?

What if you greatly give patience out of a humble respect for someone?

What if you greatly give a chunk of time to do something and help someone for which you will never get recognition or other benefit?

What if you greatly give with wisdom and discernment, relying not on yourself, your preferences, your assessment of your time, emotions, energy, bank account, and relationship, but relying on God?

Will you feel depleted at times? Absolutely. But if you empty yourself for God’s purposes, he will always fill you. Refuse stinginess. Overflow onto others with intentional generosity.

Give greater.

2 thoughts on “The Greater Give

  1. I appreciate the expressions of your life journey & focus on God’s leading. I have also walked through the loss of a marriage commitment. God has been & is faithful. My brother was associate minister at your church until 2001.

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