Summer sun and warmth invites us every year to renewal—to breathe in and enjoy, to rest, to try new things, and to re-engage the things we enjoy. Our lives are still in motion, but things slow down a bit. Our lives with God also go in seasons, and some practices or habits keep us in slow motion with him. When we think of spiritual habits or disciplines, we often bristle, because we think immediately of obligation instead of enjoyment. But what if we were fueled by desire in our spiritual habits?
Pastor Jason • June 16 • 9:15am and 11:00am
2 Corinthians 9:6-11
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (v. 7).
Message: The Heart of Generosity
As with the other spiritual habits, practicing generosity is sometimes motivated by guilt. We know we’re supposed to give and we’re supposed to be happy about it. But if our motivation was some other feeling than guilt, how might that fuel our habits of generosity? How might our knowledge and experience of God reframe our perspective on our resources, and lead to a joyful and abundant life?