Sometimes we don’t know how to be generous because we feel like we don’t have much to give. One barrier could be that we don’t have much financial margin. Another might be that we feel like life is so busy and demanding that we don’t have the mental or emotional bandwidth to help anyone else. The truth of the matter is that God has blessed each of us in ways that we sometimes overlook. Today’s passage is also from Peter’s letter (like yesterday’s passage), and it encourages us to take an inventory of what God has given us and reminds us that we are blessed to be a blessing.
1 Peter 4:8-10
“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
Questions to consider:
Have you ever felt like you don’t have anything to give? Why do you think that is?
What gifts has God given you? How could they be useful in serving others?
An action step to take:
Invite someone to share a meal with you this week (ideally in your home, but wherever it is, be their host). Practice asking them questions and listening well.
We are on a journey together to build a habit of selfless living. Full info for 21 Days of Selfless Living is at www.wschurch.org/21days