Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day 32 Exposing your inner.....

Generosity Day 2:

Come on guess who the character is for this week. When you think of someone who needs help being generous who do you think of?? Even I saw this one coming....
Scrooge! Exposing your inner Scrooge:

"One of the dangers of greed, is that it often doesn't set off the alarms that other sins do." Gary Thomas author

OOOO wonderful opening.

The flip side of generosity is greed. Generosity trusts God. Greed distrusts God. Greed slaps God in the face and tells him "You won't have enough for me to I will hoard for myself!" Ouch. (pause for thought) OUCH! This realization just took me by the shoulders and shouted "Wake up!!" Fabulous though that is what I needed.

It says in the garden of Eden, greed was the sin that launched them all. So true! I have never thought of it that way before, but Eve wanted to know what God knew. She craved more knowledge. When you think of it this way, it is so easy to put this sin in the middle of all of them. You want what you want no matter the cost to others or yourself.

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