What do generosity and gratitude have in common? Where gratitude grows, you’ll generally find generosity flourishing as well. This goes against conventional wisdom, however, that implores us to take care of ourselves before giving to others, especially in this risky, volatile, and dangerous economic era.
God’s wisdom says something else, though. In 2 Corinthians 9, Paul expressed a surprising lack of concern for finances when he advised the Corinthian church to let generosity be among the most notable expressions of their gratitude. His trust in God’s supply was so strong, he treated as a “given” the fact that the church would “be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God” (v. 11). “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work” (v. 8).
In all things. At all times. Even these times. God’s people are to be grateful people who are generous people.
God, show me how to express my gratitude for You and Your goodness through my acts of generosity today. Let me hold loosely to my time, my resources, and my possessions so I might freely give them to bless others in need. I choose to trust You to supply my every need so that I might meet the needs of others, for Your name and Your glory. Thank You!
Gratitude in Action: What act(s) of generosity might gratitude motivate you toward today? Ask God for wisdom and faith, and then follow through on the promptings of His Spirit in relation to your giving.
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