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By Pastor Paul Gauche

Today’s Word: ‘Generous’ as in… by living generously, we model generosity.

Thriv’ëra explores the call to move with thoughtful purpose toward a rhythmic sense of identity and purpose – that we are spirited, creative, and connected people called to be present, grateful, generous, and missional with our lives. As image-bearers of the Creator, we are actively reimagining what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ in our homes, neighborhoods, communities, and beyond. We understand that the Spirit, breathing in and through us, empowers us to live into this unique series of life rhythms that help us bring some good to each moment, something better to each day, and our best to each other as we encounter the world around us.

Previously, we’ve looked at five thriving rhythms: Spirited, Creative, Connected, Present, and Grateful. The sixth rhythm, ‘Generous,’ begins with this guiding narrative:

As image-bearers of God, we are called to be extravagantly generous human beings. We thrive as generous people by living open-handedly and open-heartedly, seeking lavish interactions with all people so that the abundance of the few can transform the scarcity of the many into a feast of blessing where all have enough.”

Moving forward, we’ll explore generosity from several perspectives. How do we practice generosity? How does living more open-heartedly cause us to open our hands to others? How can seemingly ordinary interactions become lavish? How does generosity transform scarcity into abundance for all?

A ‘Generous’ Manifesto

We believe in the power of generosity; by living generously, we model generosity. We believe that living with open hearts leads to living with open hands. We believe that we thrive as generous people when we seek lavish interactions with the world around us so that the abundance of the few can transform the scarcity of the many into a feast of blessing where all have enough.

Thriving Reflections:

++ What was the last thing you genuinely laughed out loud about? What happened?

++ What is it about today that you’re most grateful for, and why?

++ How does feeling grateful lead to a deepened sense of thriving?



Paul Gauche is the Pastor of Life Transitions at Prince of Peace. His posts are part of his #100days50words project, where he blogs about a different word each week. You can follow his project on Instagram (@pgauche) or his blog, Thriving Rhythms.

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