Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Being generous is not about how much we give, it’s the heart in which it’s given. Jesus doesn’t define an amount to give in this verse, he just says give. In 1 Kings 17 Elijah is living in an area of drought and God tells him to go to the house of a widow so that he can get some food. When he arrives, the woman is preparing a last meal for her and her son as they have just enough to make one last piece of bread. She even tells Elijah that she’s preparing a last meal before they starve to death.
She could have told Elijah to jog on, but she doesn’t. She makes the bread and shares it with him. God does something incredible for the widow and her son. The jar of oil and pot of flour in their home becomes like a nando’s bottomless drink refill – endless. As much as they use the flour it doesn’t run out and the oil carries on flowing. The woman was generous with the last that she had and God blessed her in abundance.
When we are generous with our time, our love, our resources we’ll never want for anything.
PS. What could you be generous with? Try and be purposely generous today!