Daily Reflections

Cultivating the Gift of Generosity

November 9, 2023 Lori Hatcher

Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices. —Hebrews 13:16

I was born selfish. For years my obedient personality hid my self-centered heart. As a teenager I cared only about what I wanted. I willingly received and grudgingly gave.

Then I became a Christian. But I was still selfish. Old habits die hard, and this aspect of my sinful nature stuck around.

God’s Word gently pricked and instructed my heart. I learned my possessions didn’t belong to me but to God (1 Cor. 4:7). My job wasn’t to amass a fortune but to manage my resources in a way that honored Him.

As I watched others give, I asked God to help me see similar opportunities. I learned that giving isn’t only about money. I could also give generously of my time, talent, and prayers. I could bless others with my words, kind deeds, and even a smile.

As I began to see a change in my attitude, I thanked God that He was reproducing His generous heart in me. I want to always say yes when He prompts me to give.


Cultivating the Sweet Gift of Generosity” (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Pray that God would help you see the opportunities to give to others around you and that you would be a generous giver.