March 4, 2020

Influence Through Generosity

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Colossians 3:12 When I first became a Christian, it was amazing how many people God brought into my life who were willing to pour into me, whether relationally or financially. As a teenager with a passionate and burgeoning relationship with Jesus, I was astonished by the goodness of others, and to this day, I’m overwhelmed by the love of those who played a part in developing a firm foundation for my faith. In particular, I remember one gentleman who offered me $50 a week to play guitar for a little high school group he was leading. Though it doesn’t seem like much now, I was completely blown away by his generosity (to this hungry teenager, that was like 460 cups of Ramen). Amazingly enough, this guy turned out to be my

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