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7 Steps to Becoming a More Generous Christian

Date: 08/11/23

Category: Devotional General

Tags: Disciplemakers Discipleship Generosity Good News

The modern world is full of self-centeredness, which often leads to a lack of generosity. This is particularly true in the Christian community, where it can be difficult to keep the focus on others rather than on our own needs.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps we can take to become more generous Christians.

Here are seven steps to follow to become a more generous Christian.

1. Pray for God’s Help

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life. It is a way to communicate with God and to express our needs and desires. When we pray, we are also asking God to help us in our daily lives.

One of the things we can pray for is to become more generous Christians. Generosity is an important virtue in Christianity. It is about giving ourselves to others, whether it is our time, our talents, or our resources. When we are generous, we are showing our love for others. We are also following the example of Jesus Christ, who was the ultimate example of generosity.

2. Consider Your Finances

While being generous is undoubtedly a good thing, you’ll want to be wise about how you approach all of this. In order to do this, you’ll need to examine and consider your finances and overall financial situation.

Take a look at your financial situation and determine how much money you can give away or donate to charitable causes. Consider setting up a budget for your giving and stick to it. By approaching things this way, you can help ensure your long-term financial wellbeing all while doing good that impacts the lives of countless others.

3. Be Generous with Your Time

Generosity is often thought of as giving money to charity or helping out a friend in need, but it can be so much more than that. Generosity is about giving of yourself – your time, your energy, your resources – to help make someone else’s life better.

There are countless ways to be generous, and each one of us has the opportunity to give in our own unique way. Whether it’s volunteering your time at a local shelter, cooking a meal for a neighbor in need, or simply offering a listening ear to a friend, generosity is always within reach.

4. Be Open to Opportunities

One of the best ways to be generous is to simply keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to help others. Whether you hear about a family in need through a friend or see a post on social media, there are always ways that you can help. Ask God to help you spot them!

5. Support Organizations That Help Others

Consider supporting organizations that work to help others. Whether it’s a church, a local non-profit, a soup kitchen, or a homeless shelter, there are plenty of organizations that are in need of donations and volunteers.

At Global Disciples Canada we are completely reliant on the generosity of others to be able to assist those living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with multiply disciples of Jesus.

With so many people struggling to make ends meet, the work of charities and non-profits is vital to helping support our communities. Don’t underestimate the power of your giving because even the smallest of donations can really make a difference.

6. Show Kindness

When was the last time you showed kindness to someone? Maybe it was holding the door open for someone, or giving up your seat on the bus. Whatever the act, big or small, showing kindness is one of the most generous things you can do.

Think about the last time someone showed kindness to you. How did it make you feel? Probably pretty good, right? Showing kindness creates a ripple effect of positivity and can make someone’s day.

It’s important to be kind to others, but it’s also important to be kind to yourself. Treating yourself with compassion can be just as important as treating others with kindness. After all, you deserve it. So go out and spread some kindness today. You’ll be glad you did.

As an added bonus, your acts of kindness may even inspire others to be more generous as well. Remember, the best way to inspire change is to lead by example.

7. Spread the Word

While it is great that you are taking the steps to make a positive change in your life, it shouldn’t end here.

In order to be the best person you can be, it’s important to help people make positive changes in their life as well. One of the best ways to encourage others to be generous is to simply be generous yourself. When you give of your time, your resources, or your talents, others take notice. When you live a life of generosity, you inspire others to do the same. Let others know what you’re doing and encourage them to be generous as well. Whether it’s through word of mouth or social media, spreading the word about generosity can help inspire others to be generous too.

Conclusion

By following these seven steps, you can become a more generous Christian and help make the world a better place. When we use our resources to help others, we can make a real difference in the lives of those around us.

If you need help with the values of Christianity, then you’ve come to the right place.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near to least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet, Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

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