Have you ever thought of God as a “generous giver”?
He is the ultimate example of what it means to give generously and freely to others.
A popular verse we hear thrown around very often is John 3:16 …
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The cross was a pure act of generosity. God chose to give us His Son. To allow Him to be dragged through the mud, beaten, scorn. And He did this all for us – to GIVE us this free gift.
In James 1:17 we read “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…”
Every gift we receive in our lives that is “good” and “perfect” comes from the ultimate giver of gifts.
He specifically places special acts of grace within our lives to let us know that He cares.
Think of a thoughtful fiancé that wants to let his future wife know he is thinking of her … so he leaves a dozen roses for her to come home to after a long day at work.
Not only does God give us little gifts like this, He also gives us BIG ones …
Our family, our health, our finances, our children …
He will always be there for us, looking for ways to give us special gifts every single day.
Knowing that this is the character of God, His true giving character, how do you feel about the way you are giving back to Him?
Have you given Him “good” and “perfect” gifts from what you have?
Take this week to reevaluate your giving, and if needed, make a change to be more generous. God will ultimately reward those that will chose to let go and give in a more sacrificial way.
– Faithful with Finances