Generosity is the habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return. Generosity can involve offering time, assets or talents. Generosity is often equated with charity as a virtue. Generosity is not solely based on one's economic status, but instead, includes the individual's pure intentions and giving from the heart. Generosity reflects the individual's passion to help others. [excerpted from Wikipedia]
Generosity, returning a portion of our financial blessings to God, is an important part of our spiritual journey. For many, this has been a financially challenging year, yet through our financial commitments, we can engage in an act of worship, thanking God for our blessings and acknowledging that everything we have is a gift from God. We confidently commit to "growing forward" both as individuals and as a church by faithfully investing in God's work through our church and our ministries. Even in times of uncertainty, we stand firm on the promise that God's grace will surround us. (2 Corinthians 8:12) And, we approach the coming year with hope and joy, living the promise of Acts 20:35- "It is more blessed to give than to receive."