May 4, 2012

Sharing Inspiring Stewardship: Take 1

I mentioned that we recently attended a Journey of Generosity and it was wonderful. This story was one that inspired us at the retreat and I wanted to share it with you. 

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
                                                            2 Corinthians 9: 6-11

I love the cause and effect in the last verse. You will be that you can be generous...resulting in thanksgiving to God. We all have capacity to make a difference. Some have financial capacity, but we all have our time & talent.

Lord, how can I point my calendar and my checkbook toward your kingdom today?
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