The Generous Life By Brenda Drake


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           I am much more generous than I used to be, but I am a long way from being as charitable as I should be.  I surprise myself at the new giving, open-handed me.  And I am equally astonished and appalled at the revelations at the display of the selfish, tight-fisted old nature raising its ugly head in me again.  With the Holy Spirit’s help I will share as God desires.

The Generous Life

A generous life that truly wants to share
Will give away what the heart would hold unto as a spare.
To keep in case you may one day need it down the line,
Is not the way of the heart God has in mind.
Although one day you may need it; another needs it today.
It is not a good work if you ignore the truth relayed.
If a hand is reaching; asking for assistance to help,
When you turn away it is an act that shouts.
Generous hearts love monetarily  and in good deeds.
A generous giving spirit plants kingdom seeds.
Those that desire to follow in the footsteps of Christ,
Generously offers service with their life.
Do you see a necessity of friend or foe?
Or, do you pretend not to see; failing to generous seeds sow?
Is sin lurking in the disguise of self?
To be a loving example you must cast selfishness out.
Know whenever you give to another’s need,
You have planted good kingdom seeds.
You will reap what you have sown.
This is truth relayed so the right, generous way is shown.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

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