A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 NIV.
Giving generously is a priority in my life. My mind quickly goes to money. However, Jesus reminds me that poverty exists in many forms, not just monetary.
Those I meet in my daily encounters often are experiencing other kinds of poverty - the need for love, kindness and patience. In my life I see many giving in other ways, not just financial. Here are a few:
- A friend of mine gave a kidney to his wife.
- An emergency medicine physician friend is serving our country in the Middle East.
- My wife daily expresses love and kindness to me.
When we give, we gain. Miserliness leads to emptiness but generosity leads to fullness – a strange paradox. Join me this week in pursuing a lavish lifestyle of giving.