Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!
Today's word: generous
How would you define the word generous?
What is the hardest thing for you to be generous with - your time, your money, or your possessions? Why?
How might we become more generous - and how does God promise to reward us?
Let me know what you think!!
"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share." (1 Timothy 6:18, NIV)
"The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers." (Psalm 37:21, NLT)
"Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor."
(Proverbs 22:9, NLT)
"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and...your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.."
(2 Corinthians 9:11, NIV)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
(Re: The Parable of the Good Samaritan)
Jesus tells a story about another way in which his followers will live out his life...Love for God can't be an ethereal commitment of the head. Rather, it must impact the daily, moment-by-moment decisions a person makes...a person yielded to him will expend his or her strength in loving God actively. Heart, soul, mind, and strength devoted to God will translate into a real, living love for our neighbors.
*You are a link to the divine, a minister of God. The Presence within you mandates it.
(Devotional from: "Meet the Bible" by Philip Yancey and Brenda Quinn, c. 2000, Zondervan Publishers)
"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
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