Peter taught: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
We were designed to be generous with our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. We were designed to use our gifts received vertically to serve those horizontally, so that they connect vertically with the grace of the Generous One. It’s a picture of the cross in action.
Generous and generate come from the same Latin word, genus, meaning “race, or kind.” Generous means “giving.” Generate means “multiply.” Consequently, generosity multiplies giving in the human race. God’s desire is to multiply our gifts through us to generate generosity in others.
This week, take the giving experiment and offer a portion of your time, talent, and treasure to someone and watch what God does.
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