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. – 2 Corinthians 9:11
A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in for a haircut. The barber was feeling a bit generous, so he said to the cop, “Since you do such a good job protecting us, today’s haircut is free.” The next day when the barber showed up at his shop, there were a dozen donuts waiting for him from the grateful policeman.
That same day the local florist came in for a haircut. Again in a generous mood, the barber said to the florist, “Since you do so much to make this town look beautiful, today’s haircut is free.”
The next day when the barber arrived at his shop, he was greeted by a dozen beautiful bouquets.
In walked the local preacher. The barber, once again filled with generosity, said to the minister, “Since you work so hard to care for our souls, today’s haircut is free.”
The next day the barber showed up to find a dozen preachers waiting for their free haircut.
God’s people should be characterized by God-sized generosity. We’ve been enriched in every way through the grace of Jesus Christ, and we should give as freely to others.
You have the chance to be a blessing in someone’s life today. And it’s not just about money. Your generosity could be a listening ear, or special time with a loved one. Whatever it is, give of yourself boldly, cheerfully, and selflessly. Because your generosity will draw others to Christ!
Ask God to put people in your life today whom you can bless. Pray for the grace to give generously of your resources and time on behalf of others.
Questions for thought
Who are some people in your life whom you could bless today?
What are some ways you can give generously to others?