Living Generously

December 18, 2012

If you must know, I cry a lot when I'm pregnant. I've been pregnant over Christmas all but one time, and each time, the sappy commercials get me. You know which ones...

...the Folgers' one where the son comes home for Christmas and the sister puts the bow on him because he's her preset. *Sob.*

...or the Kay Jewelers one where the woman is shocked to find that the ring she's trying on fits...because he's already sized it for his proposal. *Sob.* Or the finale of The Voice...alright, you get the idea. :)

Living Generously |

So when I say that something really moved me or made me cry, you may not think much of it. But this is different. Don't dismiss this. Have you heard of I Like Giving? online campaign to inspire generous living. In small ways, in big ways, in surprising ways that inspire me and bring me to tears.

I wrote a post about generosity's greatest example that published last Friday. In the midst of all that is selfish and hateful, it is indeed because of Jesus that living generously is even possible. He owns it is all from Him, to Him, and for His glory and praise!

So whether it be generosity in sharing your loving home and life with orphans...

I Like Adoption. from on Vimeo.

New Film Premiere - I Like Adoption. from on Vimeo.

Or providing generously for another who gave sacrificially...

I Like Car from on Vimeo.

I Like Car from on Vimeo.

We all have an opportunity to give extravagantly...of our resources, of our time, of OURSELVES. Let us not be motivated by guilt or seasonal warm fuzzies, but that deep unshakeable joy and gratefulness in our salvation...that generosity shown towards us that leaves us changed forever. Let's pass that on.