"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life."
– 1 Timothy 6:17-19
This amazing Scripture passage is the basis of award-winning author Gordon MacDonald's book, Generosity: moving toward life that is truly life. Published by The National Christian Foundation, this four-week devotional is a key part of the GenerousYou online learning experience, because many of the weekly activities include excerpts from the book for reflection and journaling.
Generosity explains that inside the soul of every Christian is a God-inspired desire for the generous life...a life tailored around His example of selflessness and sacrifice. So how do we shake ourselves from complacency to experience the joy of giving? Generosity is fundamentally intertwined with our Christian DNA, so we just need to tap into it to move toward the "life that is truly life."
Generosity is perfect for individual reflection or small group study, and churches across the country are buying it in bulk to give to their members to go alongside a sermon series or campaign on stewardship and generosity.