Figuratively speaking, I'm probably very guilty of using this saying very loosely..."Generosity is killing me". Based on its context, it is a pretty blunt saying, but the saying is actually far from truth. Generosity, by all means, does not kill. In fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Generosity restores. I'm learning this through my own life each time I reach out to family and friends or even strangers. The irony is that when it feels the hardest and greatly uncomfortable to reach out, that is when we should make every effort to reach out. In life, there are good and bad forces constantly at war. When faced with a situation of great need, that uncomfortable hesitation you may get when reaching out is absolutely necessary, is only a bad force attempting to hinder the good will within you. The dynamic principles of giving are powerful and can be tested. God Himself permits us to test Him on this. So go out there in Jesus' name, and practice generosity in all areas of life that matter the most: your local church, the poor, and those that are suffering. - Ruth Omanya
Malachi 3:10 New International Version (NIV)
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."