“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8)
From time to time, all of us give excuses for not stepping out and being daring to help win a dying world to Christ. But think about how the world is a better place because of how some people in history said “yes” to God:
The world is a better place...
...because Michelangelo didn't say, "I don't do ceilings."
...because Moses didn't say, "I don't do rivers."
...because Noah didn't say, "I don't do arks."
...because Jeremiah didn't say, "I don't do weeping."
...because Amos didn't say, "I don't do speeches."
...because Ruth didn't say, "I don't do mothers-in-law."
...because David didn't say, "I don't do giants."
...because Peter didn't say, "I don't do Gentiles."
...because Mary didn't say, "I don't do virgin births."
...because Paul didn't say, "I don't do letters."
...because Jesus didn't say, "I don't do crosses."
[--Dr. Leonard Sweet]
Generosity is about saying “yes” to God and answering His call to help “make the world a better place” as we offer to Him use of our spiritual gifts, talents, resources (financial or otherwise), personality, dreams, and even our experiences. Remember that we are who we are today because others ahead of us were generous with who they were and what they had.
God has already said “Yes!” to each of us by the giving of His own son Jesus for us – we’re called to say “Yes!” back through the offer of ourselves. So, how will you say “yes” to Him by helping to make the world a better place through your church?
How will you choose to live in your life so that the world is a better place? I pray that you will join me in making a commitment to this through your response to our "Living Generously" Stewardship journey. If you missed Commitment Sunday today, I invite you to prayerfully consider responding using our ONLINE COMMITMENT CARD HERE. Remember, God loves you and I do, too!