PAY GOD’S GENEROSITY FORWARD
DECEMBER 4, 2022 / DAY 7#
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
Riley was a bullying victim growing up because of her petite, skinny, and black appearance. Despite her fantastic performance at school, she didn’t even get compliments from her parents. Unknowingly, Riley kept bitterness that affected the health of her stomach. When she took part in an encounter retreat following her first grade School of Ministry, she and other participants were urged to release forgiveness to whoever had hurt them.
The moment she opened her heart to release forgiveness towards her parents and all those bullying her, she felt like something was pulled out of her heart. The heavy burdened in her was lifted and replaced by a heart filled with abundant joy. Her stomachache was also gone and never returned. Since then, Riley has been testifying to people she meets. Many of her friends, including those in her cell group, were blessed by her testimony. With her talent as a teacher, she joins ministries. Many more people are blessed and helped. She felt her joy escalating over time.
Indeed, the generosity of God in our life is not for us to keep. Because if we keep it to ourselves, God’s generosity in our life will be added more. On the contrary, paying it forward will pour His generosity upon our lives, and we will forever live in His wondrous grace.
PAYING God’s generosity FORWARD to OTHERS will keep us receiving GRACE AFTER GRACE from Him.
1. What generosity of God have you received?
2. Have you paid it forward? How?
3. Why is it essential for you to pay God’s generosity forward?
“Father, we long to pay Your generosity forward. Give us wisdom and the ability to pay your generosity forward, and many more will have Your generosity and joy. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READINGS
1 Kings 3-5