Ultimate Giver Inspires Cycle of Generosity
Did you know that consistent, cheerful generosity encourages a thankful heart and enriches joyful relationships?
Because we are created in the image of the Ultimate Giver, we discover surprising blessings when we give to others without expectation (Acts 20:35). Such expressions defuse our persistent tendencies toward selfishness as we choose the best interests of others in tangible ways.
Generosity also unleashes deep fulfillment, initiating a ripple of generosity that expands this circle of compassion as kindness begets kindness. Because we bear God’s image, people of all spiritual perspectives may intermittently enter into this circle of blessing.
For the follower of Christ, consistently choosing cheerful generosity is rooted in our confidence in the extravagant goodness of God. It encourages our daily dependence on the indwelling Spirit through Whom we have received all we need for life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3-4).
Choosing this path is more fulfilling than we can grasp because “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything so that you have abundance in every good deed” (2 Cor. 9:8).
~ Ken Horton