Sunday, July 26, 2009

Being Generous in a Financial Crisis

Psalm 112:5 (New International Version)

5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,
who conducts his affairs with justice.

Wow, what an awesome promise! Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely.

When I read this I think “Well that is all well and good but I have my own issues, it is a recession. How in the heck can I be generous?” Really, how?

This is one of those times that I can’t do it on my own. I can’t be that kind of generous because my sinful self, and this world tells me when times I hard I need to look out for me and my own. It is a time when I really need God’s love in my life to help me to let go and know that since it is God’s will it is good.

Dear Lord,

I pray to you for the kind of faith that allows me to do good and follow your will even though times in the world seem hard. I pray for that kind of generosity and love when I feel the opposite.



Sarbear said...

God will provide for his children.

Brian said...

Thank you Sarah! It is so true! And he never tests us with more than we can handle!