With everything that he did, Jesus gave us an example to follow. On many occasions he showed us true generosity. He drew from his relationship with the Father. That relationship was the source of his generosity. Next, he stepped into the opportunities that God the Father put before him. He didn’t run away from them or ignore them. Rather, he chose to be generous. Also, he didn’t just view the needs in a general way only. He saw the people to whom he could be generous. He really saw them and their needs.
Those were the subjects of the first three posts in this series:
In the final post in this series, let’s take one more look at a day in Jesus’ life:
When Jesus heard about it, He withdrew from there by boat to a remote place to be alone. When the crowds heard this, they followed Him on foot from the towns. As He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd, felt compassion for them, and healed their sick. (Matthew 14:13-14)
Jesus displayed his generosity by actually doing something. He gave of his resources to help others. In the verses above, we see Jesus’ compassion for the hurting. His compassion drove him to action. He did exactly what God wanted him to do.
When God shows you a need, that is your invitation to join him in his work:
- Pray for the needs to met
- Volunteer your time to meet needs
- Use your talents to meet needs
- Give financially to meet needs
If God is calling you to be bold in your generosity, then get ready: as you step out to meet needs, the blessings that you receive will be eternal and out of this world. God has amazing plans for you. Follow him.