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Generous Hands-a sign of a thankful heart

November 11th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – Randy Alcorn notes in his book “The Treasure Principle” that God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but to raise our standard of giving.

Generous giving is one expression of a thankful heart.  The hands of thanksgiving reach out to offer hospitality, help someone who is moving, or do household chores for a friend who is feeling sick. The exciting thing about passing along God’s blessings to others is that the spirit of thanksgiving has a way of multiplying.  It’s contagious.

Second Corinthians 9:11 talks about this process in this way:  “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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