Posted: February 28, 2018
"Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”
Luke 6:38 (MSG)
Contrary to what my flesh might whisper to me, I can't over-give. I can't love too much. I can't overdo it in honoring God or another person.
God's ways are usually completely inverse to what we selfishly long for. I think that I need to work endlessly to get ahead, but God says to take a day of real rest. I think I need to hide away every extra cent, but God says to give it away without harsh judgment. I think I need to preserve my skills and talents, but God says "serve Me with it!"
So, don't hold back! As a pastor sat next to a generous friend's bedside in his final few days, he said "I can never thank you enough for all you have done for and given to me and my family." His friend replied "I have never missed anything I've given away."
Jesus, I can never thank YOU enough for all you have given and done for me. Help me to live by your example to give it all away, and to do it joyfully. I know obeying You is the key to happiness. Amen!