4 Shout-Outs for Generosity

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Money is fluid.

It comes into our lives, and no matter how hard we try to hold to it, our cash is gone quicker than the dew under a desert sun.

If a lot of it comes in, our bank account is a sieve. The money flows through it as though there were no tomorrow.

Fix the roof! Repair the car! Junior needs new shoes! Spend it all!

Can we allot just a fraction of our resources for making others’ lives better? If it’s all to be spent, let’s divert part of it for the sake of other people.

Luke 6:38 gives us God’s promise to the generous.

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Here’s a key part of this verse. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

In what ways will it be measured back to us? We are given four.

Good measure.

This means until the measuring device runs over. Our bank account, our closet, and our number of friends. We’ll get it all.

Pressed down.

There will be no unfilled space for God to put more. We will become packed with his generosity.

Shaken together.

Shaking allows more to fit than we contained before. God wants us to be blessed with as much as he can give us.

Running over.

Our blessings will flood the lives of those around us. We will become the source of God’s generosity to everyone we meet.

Here’s what happens. People experience our generosity, and their hearts are moved. They in turn become more generous. In the process, our attitude towards money changes. We don’t hold on so tightly, and we’re willing to let our cash be the fluid medium God created it to be.

We begin to bless others, and through them, God blesses us in return.

What we turn loose of is what God showers back unto us.

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