“Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest.” (II Corinthians 9: 6, the Passion Translation)
Good point! Yes, we have to invest in the things that we want to prosper. If we aren’t willing to put our hearts into what we do, our return will likely be small and unfulfilling.
Likewise, if we are selfish about our pursuits, holding all we have close to us protectively or competitively, we may keep what we have but we won’t truly flourish in the qualities that generate abundance and satisfaction and peace and joy.
As we share what we have—the gifts and talents as well as the time, commitment, devotion, love—we will naturally feel the benefits of that investment. Our goodness is not a personal possession. It is a rich inheritance of God and so it can and must be utilized generously. Spreading our wealth of kindness, nurturing our higher goals with dedication, and being open to receiving from others as well, will cause us to grow, to fulfill God’s purpose for us.
This generous cultivation reaps a bountiful harvest, and one that is pure, beautiful, and continues to multiply for us and blesses our world as well.
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