LGD 152: Tis the Season To Be Generous

Girl giving a Christmas gift

End of the year giving is in full swing. Some are looking for tax advantages, while others open up their wallets to give a little something extra after a tough year.

Girl giving a Christmas gift
Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash

Where do you fall on the generosity scale?

I have the gift of giving, and my heart is always bent towards generosity (perhaps to a fault).

There is no one size fits all for generosity; if there were, the world would be boring. Generosity is a matter of the heart, not the wallet.

Paul says,

“Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’”

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

As I said above, generosity is a matter of the heart, not the wallet. You can give in many ways, here are a few:

  • Making and bringing a meal to someone
  • Sending a note or a card
  • Washing someone’s car
  • Doing the dishes for your parents
  • Leaving a big tip for your server
  • Send a text or call someone
  • Make your own gift
  • Monetary

And the list continues. It’s not about getting something in return; it’s about you and what it does for your heart.

Be creative. Do something unexpected Be generous.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for showing us a model of generosity. Please help us be creative and generous to those around us and instill a love for giving in our hearts. Amen!

I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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