October 9 – Extravagant Generosity Daily Devotion

Day 8 – As if for the First Time

Philippians 4:15….I do want you to experience the blessing that issues from generosity. (The Message)

The practice of generosity describes the Christian’s unselfish willingness to give in order
to make a positive difference for the purposes of Christ. Giving causes life. Before, our
giving may have been arbitrary, haphazard, a little here and there. But when we discover
the great difference generosity makes; place it in service to God; and use our resources to
relieve suffering, strengthen communities, and restore relationships, then we look at
giving entirely differently. We look at our giving, and see it as if for the very first time.
We want to improve our generosity at every turn until it becomes as easy as drawing
breath. Through our generosity, God can do extraordinary things. Through our giving,
God changes lives, and in changing them, transforms us.

–  When was a time you felt God transformed your life because you gave?
–  What ways will you improve your generosity?