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Being a Conduit (Part 3/3, Resources, Article)

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

The following are resources that can help the reader reenforce the concepts covered in the last two articles. To gain the whole perspective and learn about the benefits of being generous, see: Being a Conduit (Part 1/3, Article) and Being a Conduit (Part 2/3, Article)


I’ve personally, fully read all of these articles and watched all videos. I can get behind what each of them say. I can also assure they are safe for all ages. However, I have not researched what the rest of each website and channel presents. I cannot say that the rest of the content produced by each one is usable or safe for all ages.


Articles


- David D Ireland


This is a pretty down-to-earth article, not too preachy, not to many quotes. I love the paragraph...


"When God displayed his generosity by selflessly giving his Son on our behalf, he was unlocking opportunities — dual opportunities. We gained the opportunity to become children of God and he gained the opportunity to have a family."



- Lewis Howes


A uniquely written; fairly short article that give a personal account of how this man's father became known for, and taught his children, creative generosity.


“Generosity is a mark of bravery...”



- Joshua Becker


Another very nicely produced article that gives a great list of ways generous people see the world. It also seems to double as a list of outlooks to strive for.


"It assumes there is a finite sized pie and if someone else enjoys success, my opportunity shrinks. But quite frankly, this thinking is incorrect."



Videos


A video, about 13 minutes. This is a small piece of the actual sermon we attended, where All Patterson tells the awesome story of giving her shoes away.




Unbelievable! A heart warming experiment. People choose generosity over bonus cash! Let them play with the puppies. It's only about 6 minutes and highly recommended.




An emotional experiment. Omar asks homeless people for help. Every one of them reaches out, so he reaches back to support their generosity. It's a genius experiment and very moving.



Bible passages that support generosity


Leviticus 25:35-36 (KJV)

And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.


Deuteronomy 15:10 (KJV)

Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.


Proverbs 11:25 (KJV)

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.


Luke 6:38 (KJV)

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.


James 1:5 (KJV)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.


Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Theres more


In order to create the systems that run a universe, the one in charge has to have the ultimate view of what pieces fit where.


When you help the web of resources flow, when you release parts of what you’re given, the web brings back what you need.


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