Do you have eyesight? It’s a gift.
Do you have a good mind? It’s a gift.
Do you have leadership abilities that cause others to follow? A good education? These are all gifts.
Has God given you a family? Has He given you sufficient clothes? . . . These are all gifts from God’s hand.
Reflect on His numerous gifts to you. It will increase your joy . . . .
Then remind yourself of God’s promises regarding generosity. God promises if you sow bountifully, you will reap bountifully. So give! Give abundantly! Even extravagant giving is honored by God.
I’ve never known anyone who went bad because he or she was too generous. Remind yourself of His promises regarding generosity and start giving!
Don’t be afraid of out-giving God. It is absolutely impossible to do that.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.