God is love. He is just. He is merciful. God is also generous. In the Garden of Eden, God lavishly provided all man needed. There was no lack, no need unfulfilled.
When David committed his most notorious sin – taking another man’s wife and ultimately having her husband killed – in God’s rebuke, He told David, “I have given you everything and if you had just asked, I would have given you so much more.”
God loved us so much he generously gave us His most precious, most expensive gift of all – His Son. And then He makes this outrageous and beautiful promise, “If I didn’t spare my own son, but gave Him up for you, how will I not freely with Him, give you all things.”
God is generous. He gives exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask, think, or imagine.
As His children, we too are called to a life of generosity. We are called to freely give away mercy, love, forgiveness, joy, healing, our time, and yes, our resources. We inherited the generosity gene from our Dad. It’s who we are.
The enemy uses fear and lies to prevent us from giving, generously. But the truth is, we can’t out give God. The more we give away, the more He gives in return.
This is my prayer this morning: Father I thank you for blessing me beyond all I can ask think or imagine. Thank you for being a generous loving Father. I was made in your imagine, so I too am loving and generous. Teach me to be who I am. Open my eyes to see where you are calling me to be, generous. I rebuke fear of lack and any poverty mindset that I have developed over the years. In Jesus’ name, I declare I am a generous giver. Amen
“One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty. A generous person will be enriched, and the one who provides water for others will himself be satisfied. The one who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.”
Proverbs 11:24-25, 28 NET