Generosity is an investment. Luke 16:9 says, “Use your worldly resources to benefit others”
Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up real treasure — it is the only safe investment for eternity – because after this earthly world of physical things, the only thing we take with us is the thing we brought in with us – our spirits.
Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, you will be so rich, so eternally fulfilled.
I want to be famous for my generosity.
Your heart will be where your treasure is. In other words, whatever you put your time, money, and energy into is what’s going to attract you. So any time I’m generous with you or with the poor or with anybody, that’s where my heart tends to go. Every time I give to God, it draws my heart closer to God. And every time I give to you, it draws my heart closer to you.
I recognize that I must take responsibility for my spirit and today I make the decision to do that. Spirit of Life, guide and strengthen me to walk with wisdom in the face of trouble so that I develop a strong generous serving spirit.