“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
My husband Don is a generous guy. I think his spiritual gift
must be giving. I make efforts to be generous, too, but for Don it comes naturally. He almost always outdoes me in
the giving department. What can I say, he’s a giver.
The generosity principle found in the verse above—the
generosity boomerang, if you will—has proven true in our lives time and again.
We are so blessed. As they say, you can’t out-give God.
and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down,
shaken together and running over, will be poured into your
lap. For with the measure you
use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
Let’s think beyond
the obvious for a moment. What are some ways other than financially that we can
be generous? How might we refresh others? I’ll start us off. How about
being generous with smiles? :) :) :)
*Flickr photo by tinyfroglet