ThursdayJuly 21, 2016

Daily Devotional

Generosity and Joy

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: July 21, 2016

From Series: A Look Back at Juice

In Topics: All, God, Joy, Purpose

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“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25

Think

Have you ever met a generous person who is negative? The answer is no. But have you ever thought about why that is? Why is it that those who give willingly of what they have also have an attitude of joy? There’s one simple reason. Because when you give generously, you reflect the heart and character of God. And you find yourself living in the zone God wants us all to live in. Generosity, though, isn’t about how much you have. You don’t have to be rich to be generous. It’s all about understanding your role with what God has given you. The fact is that everything you do have is a gift from God – a gift that you simply manage. God is the owner; we are the managers. When we manage things according to God’s plan, we are open and generous with it all. If someone looked at your life, would they consider you a generous person? Do you have that joyful, giving spirit God wants you to have?

Pray

Pray that God reveals more ways for you to be generous.

Act

God wants us to be generous with the local church. If you haven’t yet, sign up for the Juice Pledge <LINK TO PLEDGE>, and commit to being financially generous with the only institution Jesus ever built!