Disciplined - Giving - Weekly Devotional

Disciplined - Giving - Weekly Devotional
Day 1: The Discipline of Giving and Stewardship
Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Devotional Question: How does Paul describe the attitude we should have when giving, and how can this transform your perspective on stewardship?

Journal Prompt: Reflect on your current attitude towards giving. Are you sowing sparingly or bountifully? Write about how you can cultivate a more cheerful and generous heart in your giving practices.

Day 2: Remembering the Source of Our Blessings
Reading: Deuteronomy 8:11-18

Devotional Question: Why is it important to remember that God is the source of all our blessings, including our ability to gain wealth?

Journal Prompt: Consider the blessings you have received and how you may have attributed them to your own efforts. Write a prayer of thanks to God for His provisions and ask for humility to acknowledge Him as the source.

Day 3: Generosity Beyond Money
Reading: 1 Peter 4:8-11

Devotional Question: How does Peter encourage us to use the various gifts God has given us for the benefit of others?

Journal Prompt: Identify the talents and resources you possess that are not financial. How can you offer these to serve others in your community or church? Plan one specific act of non-monetary generosity to carry out this week.

Day 4: The Joy of Generous Giving
Reading: Acts 20:32-35

Devotional Question: What does it mean to you that it is more blessed to give than to receive, as exemplified by the life of Jesus?

Journal Prompt: Write about a time when you experienced joy from giving to someone else. How did it make you feel, and how can you incorporate more giving into your life to experience that joy regularly?

Day 5: Living a Life Unburdened by Excess
Reading: Matthew 6:19-24

Devotional Question: How does Jesus’ teaching on treasures in heaven challenge the way you think about material possessions and their temporary nature?

Journal Prompt:
Take stock of your possessions and consider what might be contributing to a life of excess. Contemplate one step you can take to simplify your life and focus more on eternal treasures. Write down a commitment to let go of something that may be hindering your practice of generosity.

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