SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

LET'S BE RICH IN GENEROSITY

by David Cawston


Let's Be Rich in Generosity
David Cawston
Proverbs 11:25 


''A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.''

Poverty is a mindset that is becoming more rampant in our culture. The problem with a poverty mindset is that you allow something other than God to be your lord. You can't do what God wants in your life because of your own insecurity. Poverty is fear Generosity is faith. God wants you to become a generous person so that you can do His will. Poverty creates selfishness. One of the greatest challenges that we face in our quest to enjoy the best that God has for us is the subtle trap of selfishness. Selfishness is the theme of these times. What's in it for me? Many people nowadays are blatantly and unashamedly living for themselves. They are not interested in other people.

They don't have the time to help others in need. They focus only on what they want, what they need, what they feel will most benefit themselves. This selfish attitude condemns us to living shallow and unrewarding lives. No matter how much they acquire for themselves they are never satisfied. Ecclesiastes 5:10 ''Those who love money will never have enough!''

If you want to experience the level of God's blessing and favor then you are going to have to get your mind off yourself. You must learn to be a giver and not a taker. We were not made to function as self-involved people, thinking only of ourselves.

No, God created us to be givers. If you give you will receive. Scripture That is one of the very reasons that God insisted on tithing. You cannot conquer greed in your life by prayer or fasting but by obedience.

That is why God established tithing. It is the first thing that conquerors our greed and moves us to generosity. Giving the first tenth to Him - moves us from fear of not having enough to faith.

That was so that selfish monster of greed could begin to be conquered and we could move on to generosity. You will never truly be blesse ...

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