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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
God Blesses Us So We Can Bless Others BY RICK WARREN — DECEMBER 19 Tuesday
“All the believers were together and had everything in common.Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need” (Acts 2:44-45 NIV).
No one sacrificed like the early church. In Acts 2:44-45, the Bible says, “All the believers were together and had everything in common.Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need” (NIV). These early Christians didn’t just give their money. They were generous with everything they had. You could say they were radically generous.
What would happen through our churches if we were just as radically generous? The Bible says we’re stewards — or managers — of all that God has given us. We’re responsible to use our resources in a way that impacts the Kingdom.
God doesn’t just give you resources for your own enjoyment, but to make a difference in the world around you. God never blesses us just to sit on what we have. He blesses us so we can bless others.
That’s a hopeful, encouraging truth to remember as we approach Christmas. Find ways to be radically generous, and make this season a meaningful time for the people God has strategically placed in your life.