Women play a significant part
in giving to God’s work.
Read the following verses. Think
and pray about the verse that applies the most to your life.
A woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume (worth
a year’s wages), made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the
perfume on (Jesus’) head.
Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna;
and many others. These women were helping to support them (Jesus and
his disciples) out of their own means.
Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought
an offering to the LORD for the work… All who were willing, men and
women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches,
earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a
wave offering to the LORD… Every skilled woman spun with her hands
and brought what she had spun-- blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine
linen. And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, who was always doing
good and helping the poor.
Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me
(Nehemiah), “How long will your journey take, and when will you get
back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time…and because
the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my
1 Timothy 5:9-10
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty,
has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good
deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing
the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting
herself to all kinds of good deeds.
God looks at the heart, not the
hand--the giver, not the gift.
Generosity Devotional Multiplies
5 Loaves And 2 Fishes
Do you remember the little boy in the Bible who
tried to give Jesus his lunch to feed the 5,000, and the disciples
thought it wasn’t enough? When I first wrote the 40 Day Spiritual
Journey to a More Generous Life Bible devotional, I contacted seven
Christian publishers to see if any of them would want to publish it.
They all told me no one would ever want a generosity devotional. But my
wife and I still felt Jesus could use this devotional to bless
thousands. So, we took some inheritance money and printed the first
15,000 copies. Within 2 years, we had to print over 300,000 more copies
to keep up with the demand. We also got requests from around the world
to translate the book into 43 foreign languages. We feel just like the
little boy that gave Jesus his lunch and stood in amazement as Jesus
kept multiplying it to feed thousands.
This is a true story in a series of radio spots by Brian Kluth of
1 min True Story/Audio
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