Be Generous

What is life at all,

If you have nothing to remember?

Why should a child have no where to turn,

Crying out, “Father, help! God, save me!”

Words cannot describe the pain

Even images cannot depict the horror

For suffering is a private experience

Let those with food eat it

So that they may not be tired

Make them not lazy or over restful,

Give them empathy for hardship

There is pain in the work

There are struggles and costs

But be grateful amidst your pain

And deliver relief to the others

Give your life by devoting it to giving back

Lay it down by your work

And build God’s Kingdom on Earth

Taking part in the Salvation of Jesus

Come to God with wisdom

Approach Him humbly

He does not lead all people

The one who gets excited by money

Or the one full of dreams and fantasies

About riches or fame or Earthly success

He shows love and uplifts His Chosen

Who heed guidance selflessly

Who dream of giving back

And expect nothing in return

Our Father will strengthen them,

He will help and deliver them!

People and angels have honored many gifts

Some a fraction, some a tenth, others a third

Some say to give what’s left beyond needs

Yet God does not ask any of these of you

Almighty God, in all His Power, calls you out

He asks that you give all you have to the poor

Do it all at once, and then follow Jesus

Yes, be generous whenever you can

But don’t be deceived by wealth and life

Be not afraid at all

For not only will you survive your gift

Even more, you shall truly find your own life

Even when you doubt, Jesus shall catch you

Truly, the one who gives all will see the Power of God

But what of the single parents,

What about the children?

What of those whose hearts are not ready?

Certainly, Your Father will always accept your gift

Yet begin work for His sake, and when you do,

Do not turn back

Praise God!

He doesn’t want to place His sheep in danger

So do not let the old ways of travel be your means of travel

For some there was a donkey, for others a camel

For us there is both the vehicle and the internet

Give your provision, your resources

Give your time, your knowledge

Be a knowledgeable servant

Hide away from the public eye

Let your giving be in secret

So God may reward you in Paradise

And your gift may be between you and Him

Supporting Verses

  • “Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” - Matthew 19:21
  • “But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.” - Luke 19:8-9
  • “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” - Matthew 6:3-4
  • “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” - Matthew 5:42
  • “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” - Matthew 6:2
  • “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” - Matthew 6:31-33
  • "The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished." - Proverbs 28:18-19