Generous Hope – 18 of 21 Days of Hope

Goal: Hope Through You
Theme: Generosity
Difficulty: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️ (9/10)

Today has one of the highest difficulty ratings through the 21 days. Why? Because we’re talking about generosity. But don’t quit…keep reading and see why this day may be the most crucial day of all in the 21 days.

First, have you noticed how generosity is right in the middle of the Easter story? Look at the most famous passage in all of the Bible, John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Notice how generosity is embedded in the character of God and is central to the Easter message. Now, here’s a huge “aha!” moment for you in this adventure. Generosity is central to the Easter story, but is also unlocks how deeply we receive the message. Look at what Jesus says in Luke 6:38 “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

So let me ask you a question… Do you need more hope in your life?

If so, the best thing you can do is receive God’s free gift of grace. Then the next step? Start sharing hope generously with others. Sometimes the best way to experience hope is to bring hope to others. If you’ve ever been on a mission trip then you know how much of a blessing being a blessing can be.

So here’s your chance to put this into action. How can you bring hope with your generosity this Easter season? Here are four starter ideas:

  • Make a financial donation to a non-profit making an impact in our community. Our Food Pantry is a great place to start
  • Set up a recurring donation to the church to support our outreach and missions. You can easily do that on Tithely
  • Bless a family in need – maybe a single mom, widow, or someone who lost their job.
  • Take those items you were about to sell on Facebook Marketplace and bless another family with them.

As you give hope, remember God has a way of bringing more hope to your heart. John Bunyan illustrated it best when he said, “There was a man, they called him mad. The more he gave, the more he had.”