Generosity

Be a Cheerful Giver 

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Even if you are a giver, it takes more than just giving stuff away to reap the benefits of generosity.  This is where even the most generous givers can go wrong.  

The Two Seas In Israel 

It is obvious that those who give more, naturally receive more, but why? 

I like to use an example comparing the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea to illustrate why this is so.  Imagine, for a

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moment, that the Dead Sea represents both takers and keepers.  Imagine also, that the Sea of Galilee represents givers. 

If you were to observe the Dead Sea, you would notice that the scenery is ugly.  The atmosphere is harsh and the shores are barren.  The water is not able to sustain life and cannot quench thirst. 

Three Types of People

I have identified three types of people.  Most people fall into one of the following categories concerning their generosity: 

  1. Takers 
  1. Keepers 
  1. Givers 

I have also seen the effects of these particular lifestyles on the results people get in all areas of life.  “The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God – harvests a crop of weeds.  All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds!  But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.”xl 

Thoughts

 

Selfish or Selfless

God does not bless self-centered ambition. It doesn’t matter what you learned in church. Your pastor got it wrong. He DOES bless selfless obedience! Stop living for yourself behind a hidden agenda of “doing the Lords work.” You’re not fooling anyone. Michael at R2W

God Not Government

If there is anything the past few years has taught me, it is the importance of being prepared. Since 2018 my family has experienced several blizzards, a micro-burst and other severe weather related events. These situations have caused disruptions in our everyday lives; in many cases for at least a week or more. We have …

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Cloned

You tried so hard to be different but you ended up like everyone else. Michael at R2W

Better Than?

Sometimes when you stand in faith you don’t get answered prayers… You get something better! Michael at R2W

Money & Success

It is my belief that any program of success would be incomplete without a discussion about money and finances or more commonly referred to, as economics.  I am not including this principle because money is a measure of success, but because if we learn to manage and use our money correctly, we can do so …

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Seeing

  I can help you remove the blindfold I can encourage you to open your eyes But I can’t make you see Michael at R2W

Accept Truth

  Would you accept the truth even if it made you uncomfortable? Michael at R2W

Take Care of You

It is your responsibility to take care of your health.  No one else is going to do it; so don’t expect them to.  Whether you just ran the Boston Marathon and only need a gentle reminder or you haven’t moved off the couch or eaten a green bean in years, let’s go through this principle …

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Stay Strong

The evil continue to overtake the weak. You stay strong last day warrior! Michael at R2W

Willingness

Willingness is the source of possibility. Just be willing… Michael at R2W

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