Thursday, January 28, 2021
Pastor Post
Pastor Abe

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

My mom, next to my bathroom sink, hung a plaque which read, “Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

It’s hard to imagine that our simple, small, everyday thoughts lead to our destiny. What is it you think of every day? Is it ways to be generous?

Proverbs 11:24 reads, “Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy.” This passage communicates a common thread throughout Scripture. Generous people receive more, but the “more” is not worldly things. Generosity leads to more of Jesus. When we invest our resources (thoughts, actions, things) in God’s Kingdom, our heart will also be pulled in that direction. God freely shares with us unconditional love; Jesus freely gave his life on the cross…generous acts that lead to redemption and transformation.

Want to be more like Christ? Want your heart to be awakened to the desires of God’s will, to the things of heaven? Think about and act on ways to be more generous, and your small actions will lead to a changed character and ultimately a destiny of generosity.

Be sure to visit our stewardship page. This webpage includes a resource of 20 Bible verses on Generosity and dozens of ways to become more generous. And if you haven’t filled out your estimate of giving card, it’s not too late!
We are what we repeatedly do. Be generous for God’s glory!

Blessings,
Abe
First United Methodist Church of McKinney |