Friday, May 8, 2009

The Generous Wife tip - Unconditional Generosity

I had someone write me recently, telling me that their husband did not "deserve" their generosity.  While I understand the personal hurt behind such a thought (really I do), I would like to suggest that generosity is not something that is given because it is deserved.  It is given because of the nature of the giver, not the nature of the receiver.  Generosity is an expression of the love in your heart directed toward others, regardless of how they will respond.   
     There is not so much a tip in what I've written, but rather something just to ponder and allow God to use in your life.  He desires to conform us to His image.  He's generous.  Allow Him to work that into your nature as well, regardless of how "deserving" people are or whether or not they are willing to respond in kind.

     Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free.  If we understand our first and sole duty to consist of loving God supremely and loving everyone, even our enemies, for God's dear sake, then we can enjoy spiritual tranquility under every circumstance. A.W. Tozer

Think generous!  Lori <><

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