52 ways to be GENEROUS

Passage

Proverbs 11:25
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

 

 

 

Prayer

Thank God for refreshing you every time you’ve been generous.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Encourage someone with expressions of gratitude, acts of kindness, words of affirmation, etc.

 

 

 

Passage

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times,having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

 

 

 

Prayer

Ask for courage to excel in good deeds for the Lord and people.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: I have all I need. Be satisfied in the Lord.

 

 

 

Passage

Psalm 112:5

Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

 

 

 

Prayer

Ask God to give you true decrement in your generosity and to overcome greed.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Lend, give to or serve someone this week without expecting anything back.

 

 

 

Passage

Romans 12:8
If it is to encourage, then giveencouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

 

 

 

Prayer

Giving is unnatural but it’s spiritual and we can all grow in it. Petition God to give you victory in this act of worship.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset:Think of ways to take your generosity a couple of levels higher than you originally planned.

 

 

 

Passage

Matthew 20:15
Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you
envious because I am generous?’

 

 

 

Prayer

Ask God to give you a generous heart, to become more and more like him.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Be irrationally generous to someone this week. Lavish your generosity (God’s
generosity) on someone.

 

 

 

Passage

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

 

 

 

Prayer

Consult God when you are generous this week. Include Him in your giving, so that He can remind you of who you are truly giving to and for whom you are truly working. 

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: I’m do what I do for the Lord and his glory.

Passage

Acts 10:2
He and all his family were devout and Godfearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly

 

 

 

Prayer

Pray for courage to live a life of generosity. Like Cornelius. Ask God to help you give yourself first to him then to others.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Find someone else to serve with this week. Pray together and then serve as a team.

 

 

 

Passage

Deuteronomy 15:10
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

 

 

 

Prayer

Pray that God can clear your heart of any baggage or negative feelings so you can give with a pure heart.

Q

Practice

Mindset: Give without expecting anything back just as Jesus did.

Passage

Acts 28:7
There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days.

Prayer

Pray for opportunities to use your own blessings to bless others.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Use the resources God has given you to encourage someone this week.

 

 

 

Passage

1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

 

 

 

Prayer

Pray for God to show you ways you can share the wealth He has given you. Ask for help you to see the parts of your life where the blessings are overflowing.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: Sharing is caring. Always be willing to share the riches you delight in, because God will always provide and replenish.

 

 

 

Passage

Titus 3:4-6
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

 

 

Prayer

Thank and praise God for the sacrifice of His son.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: You’ll eagerly give when reminding yourself of the One who so generously gave to you first.

 

 

 

Passage

Proverbs 21:13
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

 

 

 

Prayer

God cares for the poor big time. Pray to develop the same heart.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Find a homeless person and love up on them.

 

 

 

Passage

Ephesians 5:1-2
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

 

 

 

Prayer

Pray for love to motivate your heart to want to serve another.

Q

Practice

Mindset: Think of how you can imitate and apply Jesus’ servitude.

Passage

Psalm 41:1
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

 

 

 

Prayer

God please open my eyes to see needs around me and the desire to meet them.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: Who is “weak” around you? How can you love and strengthen them this week?

 

 

 

Passage

 Leviticus 25:35
If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you.

 

 

 

Prayer

Please help me not to be overly critical or wise in my own eyes. To give simply because I’m a follower of the Life Giver.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Be generous to a stranger this week.

 

 

 

Passage

Psalm 119:36
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

 

 

 

Prayer

Help me become more selfless. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Spend more time in prayer this week – Be generous in prayer. Delight in God’s word – meditate over your favourite scripture.

 

 

 

Passage

Acts 20: 33-34
I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.

 

 

 

Prayer

Ask God to help you grow in your contentment.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Be generous with your employer or someone in authority in your life/community – go the extra mile.

 

 

 

Passage

Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

 

Prayer

Ask God for strength to die to self so you can become a living sacrifice.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Serve in a way that takes you out of your comfort zone.

 

 

 

Passage

Ecclesiastes 4:6
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

 

Prayer

Thank God for the peace he offers when we trust him. Ask him to keep you satisfied

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Take three items from your closet/home and donate/give to someone in need.

 

 

 

Passage

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

 

 

 

Prayer

Thank God that you are his child, whom He promises to watch over constantly with love.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: God’s love is constant and unending, and nothing you do can change that.

 

 

 

Passage

Philippians 4:11
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

 

Prayer

Bless God in prayer this week for all the hardships he’s led you through and how they taught you to be content.

 

 

 

Q

Practice

Mindset: Contentment and Generosity are mindsets. It’s the belief that you don’t need to be extremely rich to give but the conviction that you have enough to be a blessing to at least one person.

 

 

 

Passage

Romans 8:37 
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

 

Prayer

Lord please help me conquer greed.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Give in a way that forces you to sacrifice from a part of your life that hurts or scares you. This way you will learn to conquer the fearful or greedy parts of your life.

 

 

 

Passage

James 1:5 
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

 

Prayer

Pray for wisdom to help others and for the right opportunities to do so.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Share the good news of Jesus Christ with someone this week, and how He has changed your life.

Passage

2 Corinthians 9:11 
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

 

Prayer

Keep thanking God repeatedly for your blessings.  He can never hear it or you can never say it enough.

Q

Practice

Write a list of the abundant blessings in your life and thank God for each one.

Passage

Proverbs 22:9 
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

 

Prayer

Whether you know them or not, pray for those who are less fortunate than you are.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Give to someone who does not have what you do. Buy someone a meal, give a ride, lend your umbrella, etc.

 

 

 

Passage

Matt 6:20-21
Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

 

Prayer

You are passing through this world. Ask God to help you have this conviction.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Mindset: Get the heart right and the action will be righteous. Meditate on heaven this week.

 

 

 

Passage

Philippians 4:13 
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

 

 

 

Prayer

Pray for strength in the most challenging parts of your life currently.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Mindset: Your own strength will always run out, no matter how successful you may be in the beginning. God’s strength is never-ending and he offers it freely to you.

 

 

 

Passage

Proverbs 19:17 
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

 

 

 

Prayer

Thank God for the ways he has used people to provide for you when you have been in need, and pray for opportunities to serve others in the same way.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Volunteer your time at a shelter, give time or resources to the homeless, go out of your way to help the less fortunate.

 

 

 

Passage

1 Thessalonians 1:6  
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

 

Prayer

Thank God that for revealing the truth of the Gospel to you.

Q

Practice

Mindset: God’s generosity is not limited to physical things. Just knowing the truth of God is the best blessing of all.

Passage

Luke 12:15  
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.

 

Prayer

Pray that God reveals the greed in your heart, and that He helps you to overcome it.

 

 

 
Q

Practice

Be vulnerable and ask a trusted and wise person in your life if they have seen any greed in you.

 

 

 

Passage

Acts 20: 35 
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Prayer

Praise God for how much He has blessed others because of your generosity.

Q

Practice

Memorize Acts 20:35.

Passage

2 Chronicles 31:5  
As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the first fruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.

Prayer

Pray that God blesses your “crops” with the best fruit, so you can offer them back to Him.

Q

Practice

Give away something important to someone who needs it.

Passage

John 4: 34 
My food, said Jesus, is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish his work.

Prayer

Give praises and thanks to Jesus, because without His perseverance and generosity, we wouldn’t have a savior. 

Q

Practice

Write a “Thank you” letter to Jesus.

Passage

Luke 12:20-21  
But God said to Him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Prayer

Ask God to remove any distractions.

Q

Practice

Mindset: Strive to be rich towards God. Use His standard of riches and strive for only His approval.  

Passage

Philippians 3:8  
More than that, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ.

Prayer

Praise God for the things He’s done that amaze you.

Q

Practice

Ask for help in getting rid of any idols in your life that you may not be aware of.

Passage

Proverbs 13:7 
One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Prayer

Ask God to show you areas in your life where you need humbling.

Q

Practice

Go without your normal luxuries for one day. Fast; turn off the TV; turn off the phone. Live poor so you can be rich in God’s spirit.

Passage

2 Corinthians 6:10
…sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Prayer

Thank God for giving you strength and perseverance during trials.

Q

Practice

Mindset: There will be times of mourning and times of rejoicing.  However, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Reject the temptation to allow the events of life define your contentment.

Passage

John 3:16  
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Prayer

Tell God how Jesus’ sacrifice makes you feel. Be real and honest with Him.

Q

Practice

Call a fellow believer and share some good news in your life.

Passage

Psalm 73:25  
Whom have I in heaven but You? And on earth I desire no one besides You.

Prayer

Talk to God about Heaven, and what you think it will be like.

Q

Practice

Mindset: Your ultimate goal is Heaven, where there is a room prepared for you. Remember this and don’t sweat the small stuff.

Passage

Matthew 10:8 
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Prayer

Pray a radical, impossible prayer for someone.

Q

Practice

Ask around to find someone struggling in your community (sick, injured, struggling with mental health) & ask how you could encourage them. Provide it the best way you can.

Passage

Proverbs 30:8-9  
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Prayer

Pray for humility.

Q

Practice

Mindset: God will always provide exactly what you need.

Passage

1 John 3:16-18  
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

Prayer

Thank God for the little things.

Q

Practice

Go through your belongings and donate five items.

Passage

2 Corinthians 9:6 
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Prayer

Pray that God blesses the ways in which you have been generous this year.

Q

Practice

Mindset: Remember that God loves a cheerful giver, and His reward is often much larger than our sacrifice.

Passage

Deuteronomy 15:10 
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

Prayer

Pray that God can clear your heart of any baggage or negative feelings so you can give with a pure heart.

Q

Practice

Mindset: Give without expecting anything back just as Jesus did.

Passage

2 Peter 1:3  
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Prayer

Celebrate God’s divine power in your prayer this week.

Q

Practice

Mindset: I have all I need. Nothing material will add to my joy.

Passage

Galatians 6:2  
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Prayer

Overcome criticalness and looking down on others. Ask God to help you see the needs and meet them.

Q

Practice

Pick one generous act you loved from previous weeks and repeat it this week.

Passage

Matthew 10:42  
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.

Prayer

Ask that God keeps your heart open to Him like a child’s.

Q

Practice

Mindset: You are not called to judge, but only to give, and God will handle the rest.

Passage

Titus 2:14 
… who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Prayer

Reflect on how you’ve been redeemed and offer God a special prayer of gratitude specifically for His redemption.

Q

Practice

Pick one generous act you loved from previous weeks and repeat it this week.

Passage

Psalm 23:1 
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

Prayer

Fill your prayers with words of gratitude.

Q

Practice

Write out all the things in life you’re grateful for and put that list in a place where you can see it daily.

Passage

Ephesians 5:3  
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

Prayer

Ask God for strength to overcome greed because you are holy.

Q

Practice

Give a gift to someone who didn’t make your usual Christmas list.

Passage

Romans 5:8  
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Prayer

Celebrate God’s salvation in your prayer this week.

Q

Practice

Celebrate a year of generosity. Reflect and write down responses to these questions: How did the way of love affect you this year? How will it propel you into 2020?

Q

Passage

Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Prayer

Thank God refreshing you every time you’ve been generous

Practice

Encourage someone with expressions of gratitude, acts of kindness, words of affirmation, etc.

Q

Passage

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in
every good work.

Prayer

For courage to excel in good deeds for the Lord and people.

Practice

Mindset: I have all I need. Be satisfied in the Lord.

Q

Passage

 Psalm 112:5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

Prayer

Ask God to give you true decrement in your generosity and to overcome greed.

Practice

Lend, give to or serve someone this week without expecting anything back.

Q

Passage

Romans 12:8 If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is
to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Prayer

Giving is unnatural but it’s spiritual and we can all grow in it. Petition God to give you victory in this act of worship.

Practice

Mindset:Think of ways to take your generosity a couple of levels higher than you originally planned.

 

Q

Passage

Matthew 20:15 – Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

Prayer

Ask God to give you a generous heart, to become more and more like him.

Practice

Be irrationally generous to someone this week. Lavish your generosity (God’s generosity) on someone.

Q

Passage

 Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Prayer

Consult God when you are generous this week. Include Him in your giving, so that He can remind you of who you are truly giving to and for whom you are truly working. 

Practice

 I’m do what I do for the Lord and his glory.

Q

Passage

Acts 10:2 He and all his family were devout and Godfearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

Prayer

Pray for courage to live a life of generosity. Like Cornelius. Ask God to help you give yourself first to him then to others.

Practice

Find someone else to serve with this week. Pray together and then serve as a team.

Q

Passage

Deuteronomy 15:10

Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

Prayer

Pray that God can clear your heart of any baggage or negative feelings so you can give with a pure heart.

Practice

Mindset: Give without expecting anything back just as Jesus did.

Q

Passage

Acts 28:7
There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us
generous hospitality for three days.

Prayer

Pray for opportunities to use your own blessings to bless others.

Practice

Use the resources God has given you to encourage someone this week

Q

Passage

1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Prayer

Pray for God to show you ways you can share the wealth He has given you. Ask for help you to see the parts of your life where the blessings are overflowing.

Practice

Mindset: Sharing is caring. Always be willing to share the riches you delight in, because God will always provide and replenish.

Q

Passage

Titus 3:4-6 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,

Prayer

Thank and praise God for the sacrifice of His son.

Practice

Mindset: You’ll eagerly give when reminding yourself of the One who so generously gave to you first.

Q

Passage

Proverbs 21:13
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

Prayer

God cares for the poor big time. Pray to develop the same heart.

Practice

Find a homeless person and love up on him/her

Q

Passage

Ephesians 5:1-2 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Prayer

Pray for love to motivate your heart to want to serve another.

Practice

Mindset: Think of how you can imitate and apply Jesus’ servitude.

Q

Passage

Psalm 41:1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

Prayer

God please open my eyes to see needs around me and the desire to meet them.

Practice

Mindset: Who is “weak” around you? How can you love and strengthen them this week?

Q

Passage

 Leviticus 25:35 – If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you.

Prayer

Please help me not to be overly critical or wise in my own eyes. To give simply because I’m a follower of the Life Giver.

Practice

Be generous to a stranger this week

Q

Passage

Psalm 119:36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

Prayer

Help me become more selfless. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

Practice

Spend more time in prayer this week – Be generous in prayer. Delight in the law

Q

Passage

Acts 20: 33-34 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.

Prayer

Ask God to help you grow in your contentment.

Practice

Be generous to your employer – go the extra mile

Q

Passage

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Prayer

Ask God for strength to die to self so you can become a living sacrifice.

Practice

Serve in a way that takes you out of your comfort zone.

Q

Passage

Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

Prayer

Thank God for the peace he offers when we trust him. Ask him to keep you satisfied

Practice

Remove three items from your closet and donate/give to someone in need.

Q

Passage

1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The
reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Prayer

Thank God that you are his child, whom He promises to watch over constantly with love.

Practice

Mindset: God’s love is constant and unending, and nothing you do can change that.

Q

Passage

Philippians 4:11 – I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Prayer

Bless God in prayer this week for all the hardships he’s led you through and how they taught you to be content.

Practice

Mindset: Contentment is a mindset. Generosity is also a mindset not because you are overly rich but because you have enough to be a blessing to at least one person.

Q

Passage

Romans 8:37 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Prayer

Lord please help me conquer greed.

Practice

Give in a way that forces you to sacrifice from a part of your life that hurts or scares you. This way you will learn to conquer the fearful or greedy parts of your life.

Q

Passage

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Prayer

Pray for wisdom to help others and for the right opportunities to do so.

Practice

Share the good news of Jesus Christ with someone this week, and how He has changed your life.

Q

Passage

2 Corinthians 9:11
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in
thanksgiving to God.

Prayer

Keep thanking God repeatedly for your blessings.  He can never hear it or you can never say it enough.

Practice

Write a list of the abundant blessings in your life and thank God for each one.

Q

Passage

Proverbs 22:9
The generous will themselves be blessed, forthey share their food with the poor

Prayer

Whether you know them or not, pray for those who are less fortunate than you are.

Practice

Give to someone who does not have what you do. Buy someone a meal, give a ride, lend your umbrella, etc.

Q

Passage

Matt 6:20-21 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Prayer

You are passing through this world. Ask God to help you have this convictions.

Practice

 Mindset: Get the heart right and the action will be righteous. Meditate on heaven this week.

Q

Passage

 Philippians 4:13 – I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Prayer

Pray for strength in the most challenging parts of your life currently.

Practice

Mindset: Your own strength will always run out, no matter how successful you may be in the beginning. God’s strength is never-ending and he offers it freely to you.

Q

Passage

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Prayer

Thank God for the ways he has used people to provide for you when you have been in need, and pray for opportunities to serve others in the same way.

Practice

Volunteer your time at a shelter, give time or resources to the homeless, go out of your way to help the less fortunate.

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Passage

1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of
severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer

Thank God that for revealing the truth of the Gospel to you.

Practice

Mindset: God’s generosity is not limited to physical things. Just knowing the truth of God is the best blessing of all.

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Passage

Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

Prayer

Pray that God reveals the greed in your heart, and that He helps you to overcome it.

Practice

Be vulnerable and ask a trusted and wise person in your life if they have seen any greed in you.

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Passage

Acts 20: 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Prayer

Praise God for how much he has blessed because of your generosity

Practice

Memorize Acts 20:35 this week

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Passage

2 Chronicles 31:5 As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the first fruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.

Prayer

Pray that God blesses your “crops” with the best fruit, so you can offer them back to Him.

Practice

Give away something important to someone who needs it.

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Passage

John 4: 34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

Prayer

Give praises and thanks to Jesus, because without His perseverance and generosity, we wouldn’t have a savior. 

Practice

Write a “Thank you” letter to Jesus.

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Passage

Luke 12:20-21 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Prayer

Ask God to remove any distractions.

Practice

Mindset: Strive to be rich towards God. Use His standard of riches and strive for only His approval.  

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Passage

Philippians 3:8 More than that, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ

Prayer

Praise God for the things He’s done that amaze you.

Practice

Ask for help in getting rid of any idols in your life that you may not be aware of.

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Passage

Proverbs 13:7
One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth

Prayer

Ask God to show you areas in your life where you need humbling.

Practice

Go without your normal luxuries for one day. Fast; turn off the TV; turn off the phone. Live poor so you can be rich in God’s spirit.

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Passage

2 Corinthians 6:10 …sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Prayer

Thank God for giving you strength and perseverance during trials.

Practice

Mindset: There will be times of mourning and times of rejoicing.  However, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Reject the temptation to allow the events of life define your contentment.

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Passage

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Prayer

Tell God how Jesus’ sacrifice makes you feel. Be real and honest with Him.

Practice

Call a fellow believer and share some good news in your life.

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Passage

Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And on earth I desire no one besides You.

Prayer

Talk to God about Heaven, and what you think it will be like.

Practice

Mindset: Your ultimate goal is Heaven, where there is a room prepared for you. Remember this and don’t sweat the small stuff.

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Passage

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Prayer

Pray a radical, impossible prayer for someone.

Practice

Ask around to find someone struggling in your community (sick, injured, struggling with mental health) & ask how you could encourage them. Provide it the best way you can.

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Passage

Proverbs 30:8-9 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Prayer

Pray for humility.

Practice

Mindset: God will always provide exactly what you need.

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Passage

1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

Prayer

Thank God for the little things.

Practice

Go through your belongings and donate five items.

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Passage

2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Prayer

Pray that God blesses the ways in which you have been generous this year.

Practice

Mindset: Remember that God loves a cheerful giver, and His reward is often much larger than our sacrifice.

Q

Passage

Deuteronomy 15:10
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

Prayer

Pray that God can clear your heart of any baggage or negative feelings so you can give with a pure heart.

Practice

Mindset: Give without expecting anything back just as Jesus did.

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Passage

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Prayer

Celebrate God’s divine power in your prayer this week

Practice

Mindset: I have all I need. Nothing material will add to my joy.

Q

Passage

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Prayer

Overcome criticalness and looking down on others. Ask God to help you see the needs and meet them.

Practice

Pick one of the weeks generous act you loved and repeat for this week

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Passage

Matthew 10:42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Prayer

Ask that God keeps your heart open to Him like a child’s.

Practice

Mindset: You are not called to judge, but only to give, and God will handle the rest.

Q

Passage

Titus 2:14 … who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good

Prayer

This week, reflect on how you’ve been redeemed and offer God a prayer of gratitude

Practice

Pick one of the weeks generous act you loved and repeat for this week

Q

Passage

 Psalm 23:1
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

Prayer

In your prayers this week, fill your heart with gratitude.

Practice

Write out all the things in life you’re grateful for and put that list in a place where you can see it daily.

Q

Passage

Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

Prayer

To overcome greed because you are holy.

Practice

Give a gift someone who didn’t make your Christmas list

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Passage

Romans 5:8-
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Prayer

Celebrate God’s salvation in your prayer this week.

Practice

Celebrate a year of generosity. How did a the way of love impact you this year and how will it propel you into 2020?

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