Sunday, September 04, 2011


And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others... Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 
2 Corinthians 9:8, 11 NLT

We were checking out at the store and our youngest, Mark, was looking around at the “impulse items” near the register.  As we were moving up in line he asked if he could have a dollar.  Feeling rather generous I took a $1 bill out of my wallet and handed it to him and then waited to see what he was going to do with it.  He began to fold up the dollar bill.  Mark is our little saver so I thought he was going to put it in his pocket and then deposit it in his piggybank at home.  

Then came a welcome surprise.  Instead of putting it in his pocket he jammed it into a jar on the counter where they were collecting donations for a little boy suffering from cancer.  Needless to say at that moment I was both proud and a little chocked up that my little guy was moved by the plight of another youngster he didn’t even know.  Instead of a pack of gum or a candy bar he wanted the money simply in order to give it away.

What do you think I’m going to do the next time Mark asks for a dollar?  I don’t mind blessing my generous child.  I believe the Word teaches us that God desires to bless His children, but always remember that God blesses us in order for us to be a blessing.  I believe we serve a generous God that loves to see His children be generous.