Generosity is contagious. My husband is a generous guy -- that's one of the qualities that attracted me to him. He's a hard worker who takes a great deal of pleasure from giving to others. We've been married over 35 years now, and his generosity has rubbed off on me. I just had the pleasure of giving away some nice furniture we've used for years, but don't need anymore. I love the thought of that furniture serving another family through the years. The young mom who got it was excited, but not nearly as excited as I was.
This is just another illustration that God knows what he's talking about (huge "Duh" moment). God is the one who said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Our church has 5 key values and one of them is Generosity. We want to be known as a generous church. The only way we can make that happen is for each one of us to be generous people. My husband is light years ahead of me, but God is working on my heart.