Scripture - Matthew 6:21 - “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Jesus is saying the that you can only have your treasure (and your heart) in one place; we can’t store up treasure on earth and on heaven at the same time.
The way we keep our heart focused on eternity and the things that truly matter is to make an investment.
How do we break this stronghold. We do so through radical generosity. Why call it radical? Because this kind of generosity is not normal. It flows out of a heart that is sold out to God.
Here are some things to consider.
- Radical generosity is about an attitude, not just an amount.
God cares about the heart. He’s concerned about our motivations. We can’t impress God by a dollar amount. After all, he’s God and he doesn’t need our money. Generosity is for our benefit and for what it does in our heart.
- Radical generosity gives us joy.
It is enjoyable. We give out of joy. We don’t give out of duty. We don’t give out of guilt. We don’t give out of pressure. We don’t give out of compulsion. We don’t give out of obligation. We give out of joy.
- Radical generosity is radical generosity is supernatural.
Sometimes God will call us to do something crazy and give beyond your ability? That’s supernatural giving. Natural giving is to give what you’re able. Supernatural giving is to give beyond your ability.
- Radical generosity makes us more like Jesus.
If God has been anything to us, He has been generous. He is generous with love, generous with grace, generous, with mercy, and even generous with blessings.
Today’s Challenge: Consider how you can take steps to be radically generous.
- Can you tell me about a time you were radically generous?
- How did it make you feel?
- What keeps people from being radically generous?
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