September 25, 2019
Scripture: Proverbs 11:25
Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Thought for the Day: Let’s be clear, I don’t believe this scripture is suggesting that if you give away $100, God will give you back $500 or $1,000. Sadly, there are those out there who will try to convince you they know the special formula. Of course, their formula usually includes their names as the recipient of your initial gift. With all that said, I do believe those who are generous and seek to help others find a deeper meaning to life. There is a new found depth and breadth to what it means to be a human being when we choose to share, or look at ourselves as stewards of the resources entrusted to us. When my daily choices and major life decisions are made, not based upon what will enrich me but what will elevate others, then my life begins to have meaning…meaning that is actually meaningful. Let’s ask ourselves today, “What is one thing I can do that will require a conscious decision to give something up, yet will make the world in which I live a little better?” Let’s ask the question, and then actually do what we think we can do.
Prayer: Make me generous, Lord God, not because I need attention or accolades. Make me generous so that others may be enriched and encouraged, uplifted and loved. Provide me a vision of life that isn’t just me against the world, but the whole of creation seeking fullness of life. Amen.
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