I am worshipping at Grace Point Church and enjoying the opportunity to blog real-time via their wifi connection. The Pastor is speaking on the generosity of God and how His character of generosity impacts the life of a believer. Contentment in what we have, influences our ability to be generous. As Jesus is the picture of contentment, he is also the picture of generosity. 1 Timothy 6: 11-16.
Focus is a determinant marker of giving versus generous giving. Generous giving comes from a heart tied to unlimited resources. God is the owner of unlimited resources. Speaking of giving love is marginalized by our lack of resources. God gives to those that love generously and pass it on to others. It is in our focus on Jesus.. God gives to us generously and we are pleased to be generous to give to others…
Trust in God who provides. 1 Timothy 6:17
- Fight the good fight
- Keep eyes focused on Christ
- Act! Give Generously.
Andrew Murray is an encourager and early teacher of our faith.
Act on what you know… after you focus on God and trust in Him. Unless you have consciously chosen to take steps in preparation to ACT, you will have a difficult time being generous in giving. This is true in all areas of life. Prepare to give in love, time, resources, self and all else.
Then, ACT according God’s will on your life.
Test your heart. Test God.
Passage Malachi 3:8-10:
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Pastor Jeff Harris
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