Wednesday May 9, 2018

I am experiencing technical difficulties. Computer screen died and I’m forced to use my cell phone this AM. Today’s post will be brief and probably full of misspelled words.

Todays fruit of the Holy Spirit is generosity.  When you hear the word, do you automatically think of money?  I don’t thin that’s wrong but if that is your only thought, I would reflect a little more on the gift.

How are you with your time?  Does your daily schedule allow flexibility to spend time with family, friends, sick, prisoners, poor, God?

How are you with your talents?  There is an amazing stat that in ANY given parish, 20% of the people tend to 80% percent of the Church’s needs. Serving, lecturing, cleaning (inside and out), singing with the choir, etc. Which % are you a part of?  By the way, that stat goes along with the money too. More on that later.  God has given us all unique talents and abilities but it is up to us to put them to use for His greater glory.

Money. Greenbacks. Cash. You know what I’m talking about. How much of yours do you offer back to Him?  God has everything right?  What good can come from the little I can afford to offer? God gives us everything we need and we are taught that we are to return to God from our first fruits, not what is left over at the end of the week. This is a hard idea to grasp. Whose money is it?  Do I have complete faith in God?  I am here to tell you, you have to take that leap, you have trust that it’s not just about the money it about you trusting in three things:

  1.  God will do great things with your tithe no matter how small you think it is…look at what He was able to do with a couple loaves of bread and a few fish.
  2. God doesn’t need your money; He needs your trust in Him. Absolute and without question.
  3. God will always – ALWAYS – provide for you.

When I think of fruits, I think of apples , oranges, berries, you know where I’m going. They are delicious and refreshing. Refreshing. Generosity is a fruit. Try it and experience how refreshing that fruit can be.

Ready to be generous?  I am free for lunch – I go around noon each day.

Do something great for our Lord today.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid.

Jesus, I trust in you.

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