What do you think when you hear the phrase “the life that is truly life?” According to 1 Timothy 6:19 (The Message), that’s the life, the “treasure” we gain when we are “extravagantly generous.”
We are told endlessly that real life means getting more. Just watch the ads on TV, and you’ll see how happy all those people are when they buy the right car, use the right lotion, or drink the right beer.
Jesus said, “I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) He didn’t mean “stuff.” He meant “the life that is truly life.”
We’ll ponder our possessions and our call to generosity these next few weeks. The theme of our fall financial campaign is “Growing in Generosity.” It certainly relates to “growing in faith,” which is part of our mission. And, you see, it could be called “growing toward the life that is truly life.”
Sunday is also World Communion Sunday. We’ll remember as we come to the Lord’s table that we do so with followers of Christ around the globe. The World Communion Sunday offering goes for international and ethnic scholarships and training programs.
I encourage you to begin praying about your financial stewardship. Pray for God’s direction in your life in this area, as you would in any area. Pray that God show you what it means for you and your family to be “Growing in Generosity” toward that “life that is truly life.”
See you Sunday at the Generosity Place,