Have you ever noticed that “The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:24-25
If you’ve ever watched “A Christmas Carol” you’ll see what happened when Scrooge turns from a miserable self-centered banker sitting alone to count his money to the exact opposite; a grateful and generous giver starts seeing the needs of those around him. He went from living a small stingy life to living a wide-open generous one overnight.
Obviously, this is a story of two extremes but we see here in Proverbs that generosity is the key to a wide-open spacious life—it gets you thinking outside of yourself and brings a real freedom and joy.
So whether it be with our finances, our time or our energy, start saying yes to be generous and endless possibilities will open up, our world will indeed get bigger.
When we give, when we financially support this church, it’s not out of guilt or trying to get God to like us more—it’s to impact this community for Christ.
When we give money to this church, we are helping to reach the unreached, love the unloved and give hope to the hopeless. We are playing a part in helping teenagers, retirees, whole families come to the amazing love of God.
Marilyn and I support the budget of our church because Highland is making a difference. Won’t you join us as we pledge to support the budget of our church? If you are not prepared to make that commitment today, then bring your pledge card by next Sunday, November 3.