Generosity is a measure of the heart… and generous living is more than just money.
The world of the generous gets bigger and bigger, the world of the stingy becomes smaller and smaller. Prov 11:25
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Four areas to measure our generosity.
At Rhythm Church, we believe that as Christians we have been called to be generous in four specific areas:
Generosity of our Time: In a world that is hungry for attention. Being available to advance the Kingdom of God is something where believers can make a difference. This can be in our serving at church, our community programs, hosting people to strenthen relationships etc.
Generosity of our Talent: If we have skills, it is vital that we recognise those skills are first from God and they can help build the kingdom of God.
Generosity of our Tongue: A lot can be said about how we speak life into our circumstances. We can be generous with what we say to others, to God and to ourselves. Lets build up, speak encouraging words and see our world increase through our words.
Generosity of our Treasure: Understanding that God first blessed each of us, makes a big difference in our approach of how we handle our finances. Generosity is the New Testament benchmark. The tithe (10%) was the Old Testament standard. For some, giving over and above 10% is a calling and living generously. Scripture talks about the widow that gave her last coin (her 100%) to God and how God blessed and honoured her.
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40 Day Generous Life Devotion start January 1st.
Just a few Scriptures on living generously!
There are more than 2000+ verses around the handling of our treasure, as such, it truly can be liberating to give and to see God show himself faithful when we begin the journey of living generously.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income.
Proverbs 3:9 TLB
The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.
Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Though [the Macedonian Christians] have been going through much trouble and hard times, they have mixed their wonderful joy with their deep poverty, and the result has been an overflow of giving to others. They gave not only what they could afford but far more; and I can testify that they did it because they wanted to. … They begged us to take the money so they could share in the joy of helping the Christians in Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 8:2–4 TLB
[Jesus said] “But woe to you Pharisees! For though you are careful to tithe even the smallest part of your income, you completely forget about justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but you should not leave these other things undone.”
Luke 11:42 TLB
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:12
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