March 9, 2023
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." This verse speaks to the importance of generosity in our lives and the blessings that come from giving to others.
Being generous doesn't always mean giving large sums of money or material possessions. It can be as simple as giving our time, attention, or kind words to others. When we give ourselves to others, we not only bless them but also experience a sense of fulfillment and joy from serving others.
As we cultivate a spirit of generosity, we open ourselves up to receive blessings from others and God. Giving increases our receiving. It doesn't mean that we offer with the expectation of getting something in return, but rather that God rewards our giving with His abundant blessings.
Furthermore, the act of giving to others reflects God's nature. God is the ultimate giver, and we become more like Him as we emulate His generosity. We become vessels through which God can pour His love and grace into others.
So today, let us strive to be generous people who refresh others with our words, actions, and resources. Let us trust in God's promise that we will also receive as we give. And let us remember that our generosity is not only a blessing to others but also a way to honor and glorify God.