We continued our series, Surround, this weekend with an inspiring message on generosity based on 2 Corinthians 8:1-13. The message was called, “Bring it Full Circle.”
Here are a few of my favorite lines from the message…
- A generous heart will always find a way while a greedy heart will always find an excuse.
- My scarcity enables me to see God’s sufficiency.
- Tough times are good ground for God’s provision.
- The privilege of generosity is always greater than the price.
We learned that good intentions do not get the gospel out. Personal initiative does. God does not measure the size of my circle, He measures the size of my sacrifice. I am excited for our end of year offering next weekend. My husband and I have prayed over our gift and we are excited to bring it. I sat down with our kids last night and helped them decide what they are going to give too. It is never easy to give generously but we know that God takes our seed and He multiplies it. And when I understand the potential of the harvest, I am happy to plant my seed.
Have a great Monday!