Welcome to the Living Generously Journey

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It’s exciting to start the journey of Living Generously together as a church family!

If you were in worship on Sunday, then you met Frank, Re, and a few other characters that we’ll be following throughout the next four weeks. We’ll watch as they discover together what it means to “live generously.” If you weren’t able to make it to worship, please take a moment and watch the video above.

As I watched this first video, a few questions came to my mind:

  1. Do I give God my “best sheep” or my “left-overs”?
  2. Which is most challenging for me to give up: time, money, stuff, or space?
  3. How would our lives, and the world, change if we each began loving God and our neighbors with ALL of our heart, soul, strength, and mind?
  4. Who can I be a blessing to this week?

These questions are challenging ones. I recognize that I often do give God my “left-overs” and not my best. And I think the most challenging things for me to give up are my time and space.

This week I’m going to pray about how to be a blessing to others and for God to let me be more generous with my time and space. I’m also going to try and live with my eyes open to ways that I can bless others. Two thousand years ago God gave the greatest gift ever when he sent Jesus Christ for us and our salvation, and I’m going to let that gift be my motivation for giving to others.

What are some of your answers to the questions above? I’d love to hear them. Comment below and we’ll interact throughout the week!

Author: Jonathan Andersen

Assistant Pastor

4 Responses to "Welcome to the Living Generously Journey"

  1. Jenn Harris Posted on October 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Sunday’s sermon made me realize that I do give God my “left-overs.” Money is definitely the most challenging thing for me to give up. We have been trying to make steps toward tithing each year, but expenses and the amount we spend often out weigh what we give. I also worry about the unexpected expenses like the two ambulance rides and two ER visits we had last year. I am praying for God to open my heart to give more, and trust that He will provide what we need when we need it – just as He always has!

    • Jonathan Andersen Posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

      We will be praying for you too!

  2. T. Davis Posted on October 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Like my responses to so many of the teachings of Jesus, sometimes I feel like a true disciple and other times I feel guilty for giving my best to something or someone else. I pray he grant me wisdom to become a better steward of what I have but also grant me peace as I struggle to be more generous.

    • Jonathan Andersen Posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Great thoughts. I think the path to Living Generously is one that has to be paved by grace. As we struggle to grow in these areas, we must continually recognize God’s forgiveness and his grace that enables us to make changes.