You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
This service you perform not only supplies the needs of the Lord’s people but is overflowing in many expressions of thankfulness to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11-12
In the last post, I talked about the farmer who sows the seeds and what kind of soil it falls into. Just before the above verses, the Bible says in verses 7-8 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. You should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God can bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Sowing seed from a kingdom perspective is also about investing in others and noticing needs in our world that may require us to release what is in our hands, for His purposes. We try to be givers and not only receivers but are so grateful when we receive from the generous giving of others in raising a special needs son, in all honesty, we would not be where we are today without such kinds of people who care a whole awful lot.
My husband and I were thankful for the generosity of others. We are on a journey of setting up special needs accommodation for our son Justin. Yesterday Ian drove a truck full of furniture to his house, and nearly all of it had been generously donated by other people.
Below is an image of Justin helping to unpack the truck upon arrival. We are also grateful for the generosity of others towards our situation to complete Justin’s house and provide https://www.mycause.com.au/p/290528/help-fund-a-backyard-granny-flat-as-respite-accomodation-for-special-needs-families respite for caregivers.
I am also reminded that all we have belongs to God, to be generous with what He has given us, and to be constantly on the lookout for how to bless others. We are blessed so that we can be a blessing.
Until next time, Leisa.