My all-time favorite attributes of God are: His faithfulness, His love, and His generosity. I think this verse sums it up nicely:
Often we think about the goodness of God (another favorite attribute) or the mercy of God—but the faithful, loving generosity of our Lord is completely amazing when we take the time to fully absorb it into our spirit and everyday life.
This morning I took a moment to look out the window just as the sun was rising (and that is not super easy to do on this daylight savings time week!) But to take a moment to acknowledge another day has dawned, is amazing to say the least. We often become susceptible to just accepting the miraculous events that happen each day, but when we take a moment to truly see that moment for what it is, we realize the amazement that comes with the start (and close) of each day.
Something about sunrises, sunsets, star gazing— it all takes our focus off the world just beyond our nose and puts our focus on our amazing creator God. He’s been faithful, loving and generous since the beginning of time and He always will be (Heb 13:8).
Not only does God say, “I am a generous, loving, and faithful God” but He says that His promises will extend to us as we become like Him— generous, loving, faithful.
Just like planting seeds to start a garden, the promise is true. What we plant is what we will reap.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.Galatians 6:7
My husband knows this principle well as it applies to the garden. In previous years when preparing for a garden, he does not simply plant a small variety of seeds, no he plants expecting a huge harvest! Partly he realizes that only a certain amount of seeds will make it to be a large plant, but he also realizes the promise in the Bible of sowing and reaping.
Our generous God not only promises us we will reap what we sow, but He also demonstrates it to us through His own actions. He doesn’t just say “this is my promise” but His character and actions show us His promise every day. The main faithfulness, love and generosity of God came through His selfless giving of His son, Jesus, as a sacrifice for our sin. May our eyes to be opened daily to His faithful, loving, generous promises to us (wake up with the sunrise tomorrow— I promise you it will help your perspective during the day).
Our God is faithful, loving and generous and He draws us to Himself. He provides, protects, and fulfills His promises for our lives. What an awesome God! And now, as we continue to walk with Him on this discipled life, we become more like Him. We reflect Him— we become generous, loving, and faithful.
I encourage you, my friend, plant the seeds today that you want to see harvested in your life. Plant the seeds of God’s faithfulness, love and generosity in your children’s lives, grandchildren’s lives, friendships, and relationships. You won’t regret following after God in these areas!
What are you sowing? Is it matching what you want to reap? Often times we have heard in regards to friendship “looking for a friend? Be one!” The same principle applies to what we sow… looking for love? Sow love! Looking for friendship? Sow friendship! Looking for an abundance in finances? Sow finances into the kingdom! It works with any and every principle.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.Malachi 3:10
Let’s take the challenge this spring to:
1. Acknowledge and thank God for His attributes of faithfulness, love and generosity! Ask God to open our eyes so we can see this daily!
2. Follow Christ’s footsteps and grow as His disciples by becoming like Him: faithful, loving, generous. (Remember the saying about “who you surround yourself with is what you become?” Surround yourself with God and godly friends. Soak up more of God’s faithfulness, love and generosity by fellowshipping with Him and it will begin to transform you!)
3. Sow in our own lives and the lives of others. Ask ourselves what we want to reap and plant that. Plant as God speaks to us and be generous in all things knowing we can never out give God! In fact, He is waiting for us to put Him to the test.
So, get those seeds ready and start to prepare the soil. It is time to plant and sow generously!
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.2 Corinthians 9:6
My prayer for you this week: God, I pray for each of my friends here. May you speak to their hearts. If they have not seen or experienced your faithfulness, love or generosity lately, I pray their eyes would be opened to you and your love for them. Speak to them about who you are and how you love them. Rub off on them as they spend time soaking in fellowship with you. Help them transform into followers of Christ and take on your attributes of faithfulness, love, and generosity. Help them not just see these attributes but to experience them, become them and to sow them into your Kingdom where they will affect many and plant a wonderful garden that will spring forth to produce a beautiful harvest! We entrust all this to your care. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Get ready for a wonderful garden & bountiful harvest my friend!
Until next time,
P.S. Here are a few snapshots of our gardening over the years.
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I LOVE this ms melanie!! Thank u!!!!