Generous

Can God exceed my expectations?

I have always been ambitious.  The things I want for myself has been way over my abilities and resources.  But God has been known to be an extravagant God.  And I wonder how He will exceed my expectations.  I know He will.  The fun part is witnessing how.  I may be wrong with this but I hope God will reveal to me things just because our relationship should go deeper.

“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:2-3 ESVUK

I anticipate great things in my life.  By God’s grace, I hope He will do great things in my life for His glory.

I went to Sydney last saturday for some training and I was so exhausted–lack of sleep with workbook to accomplish is not a good combination.  But by God’s grace I was able to survive it.

I was also able to find the Filipino restaurant.  Yey!!!

The room at Great Southern Hotel was also nice. 🙂  The hotel was a bit updated.  But I know that the next time I go to Sydney, the hotel I would be staying next will be even better. 🙂

Whenever I go to Sydney I would always buy Dymocks notebooks/journals, buy Haigh’s frog chocolates (because it’s the most affordable ones there), drink Happy Lemon’s lemon yakult green tea, have perfume.  I was able to accomplish all that. 🙂

Hopefully next time I would be able to explore new restaurant there, attend Hillsong or C3 worship services, meet with other Christians for connect group and just enjoy it 🙂

I was also blessed to have my certificate 🙂

Anyway, today I was reflecting on generosity–not just with money but with everything.

Last week I began again sending bible verses to my contacts on my phone via SMS 🙂  It was a bit harder when I think on why should I share Jesus with others when they have a lot of things and I only have Jesus.  Such a selfish thought.  But God has rebuked me telling me that I said I have accepted Him in my life and He wanted to tell me that He hasn’t accepted what I have been doing lately–being defeated by the world and not believing in God when He said that in Jesus I have a victorious life.  That I have not fully obeyed the Lord.  One thing He asks of His followers is to share Jesus in any way.  So I know that I have to continue on sharing God’s Word even if I am afraid that some might be offended and might just ignore it but others will find it encouraging.  I just have to keep on planting seeds and in due season it will produce the fruits.

One good things about generosity is this:

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.  The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped. (Proverbs 11:24-25 MSG)

I totally believe that one because it is true.  A lot of people has been blessed because they have been generous–with money, time, and resources.  I thank God for surrounding me with generous people. 🙂  I hope to have the courage to be generous enough with everything in my life.

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