God's ways are higher. When He tells us to give of ourselves, we think we will be weaker or it will throw us off somehow. But the Lord knows that we actually get stronger and our foundation becomes fortified with a heavenly strength that we couldn't get by self preservation.
Devise means to create in your minds eye, to imagine. Lord let my mind wander towards blessing others, spending time building ideas that would do nothing for our personal benefit but purely for someone else.
A truly generous man must devise ways of generosity. Just as a man must devise ways to save time, resource, and money, so the generous man must be wise in his liberality. Wisdom must mark the man who is generous that he may continue to bless others. Men and women of this nature find the recompense of charity to be good and of great personal worth and satisfaction.
Lord, teach me to be CREATIVE with how I can be a blessing to others and see a need that perhaps others might miss. Whether that be financially or in my relationships or my love- teach me!! Through THIS He will help me to stand through ANYTHING because I will remember how blessed I am! Much to be thankful for!
Planning and preparing generosity is the very nature of who God is. He planned in eternity past to give His son and adopt us in His family. He also comes and looks at each person with intentional generosity. We are called to do be intentional in our giving and will see the blessing and fulfillment in giving as we follow the example of our Father.
Generosity brings security. It makes you strong. So easily we can think that generosity makes you weaker, poorer, more vulnerable. But truly Gods ways aren't our ways and he wants us to discover the security supernaturally we can find stepping out in a place of INSECURITY naturally. Give!
A man is known by his fruits and You cannot cover a light, people will see your generosity and will flock towards you, if hard times fall upon you those who you lifted up will lift you in the generosity you've shown
Harvest Church Meridian