Powered by 4 - May 30, 2013

Big Hearted

today's reading.
2 Corinthians 9:1-15    Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints...

the blog.
God wants us to be generous with what we have--for the benefit of others and as an act of thanksgiving to Him. And, when we're generous with others, God is generous, in return, with us. 

So this passage got me thinking about the benefits of being generous. One of the biggest benefits I've found is that looking for opportunities to be generous to others immediately shifts my focus off of me and my circumstances. So my life becomes less about me and more about others. Plus, when I'm helping someone out or giving to a ministry or toward a needy cause, I feel more in tune with God and it's an encouragement to me. 

So what are some benefits you've experienced through being generous to others? What can you do to be generous this week? And to whom? Tami

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