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 A Life Of Generosity

Generosity is not about what is in your pocket but what is in your heart. A generous person gives others the benefit of the doubt, giving and not expecting  anything back. There are blessings that come from living a generous life. Respect for others and courtesy  are the marks of a generous spirit.

Picture of generous life

“Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.  Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44

Path to a generous life

a. Change the way you think of money

  • God wants us to manage 0ur money well for God because “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17.

b. Expose your heart to the brokenness of humanity

  • Don’t look away from the homeless person at the sidewalk.

c. Before you do the big things do the little things

d. Start giving more than you can afford

e. Don’t be afraid of spontaneity

f. Pray about being a radical

g. Move to your treasure or away from it


Listen to Dr. David Jeremiah, Pastor of Shadow Mountain Church, San Diego and New York Times Best-Selling Author full message on A Life Of Generosity here.