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

Updated: Jun 4

The key theme in this series, Being a Conduit, is generosity. Therefore, Im asking my supporters, who would normally be the only people to see the full series, to join me in being generous, by giving all articles in just this series to non-supporters.


- Shawn


The following are resources that can help the reader reenforce the concepts covered in the last two articles.


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


5 Reasons Christians Should be Generous

- 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."



The Importance of Being Generous

- 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...”



9 Ways Generous People See the World Differently

- 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


How to Thrive - talk - week three

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.




People Choose Between Money or Puppies! | The Science of Generosity

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.




"Asking Homeless People For Money" - Generosity Social Experiment | OmarGoshTV

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 (NIV)

35 “‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.


Deuteronomy 15:10 (KJV)

10 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)

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


Luke 6:38 (NIV)

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.


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)

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Theres more


Being a Conduit (Pt 1/3) (article) -

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.


Being a Conduit (Pt 2/3) (article) -

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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