building a culture
"Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the ways you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can".
God designed us to be conduits through which His generosity flows. Paul instructs us to live generously so that we “may take hold of that which is truly life” (1 Timothy 6:17-19). The Bible teaches us that the life we truly desire comes when we give, rather than when we consume or hoard.
We are to be generous because God has been generous to us. The apostle John encourages us that “we love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Isaac Watts put it this way in his famous hymn, “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all”.
A culture of generosity isn’t just about money. A culture of generosity is about helping one another follow Jesus by using the time, space, gifts, energy, compassion, and yes, money that God has given us
A culture of generosity benefits everyone, especially the giver. Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
A culture of generosity defeats selfishness.
A culture of generosity encourages love and kindness.
A culture of generosity builds emotional and mental health.
And most importantly, a culture of generosity is built on the words and teachings of our Lord Jesus - to Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.