Each day I look for unique ways to LEARN… I’ve always believed that anything alive MUST grow. You know, stop learning and you stop living. So, with this in mind, I do various things to inspire & educate my heart and mind. One of the simple ways is by daily adding a new word to my vocabulary. You can find lots of applications that offer this – many will send a word to you, via email, daily.
So my word today was: prodigality
1. extravagant wastefulness
The story of the prodigal son (Luke 15) is familiar to most of us. I think often times when we think of the word ‘prodigal’ we associate it with words like: rebellious, ungrateful, selfish or foolish… but, in truth, it really means ‘wasteful’. You see, his father’s gift was meant to give him a better life and a brighter future. It was an investment, a foundation and a trust. Something that the son could build his life upon. But, instead, the son took his father’s gift for granted and turned it into something cheap and meaningless. It took a pig’s pen to bring him to his senses.
I think we are like the prodigal… far too often.
The Christmas season really exposes this. You see, it’s during this time that we are reminded how our heavenly Father – motivated by great love – send his Son to redeem us. He gave us the ultimate gift!! Is your life built upon it? Is Christmas a time of “extravagant wastefulness” for you? IF yes… well, I guess change is required. Or, will you refuse? Will it take a pig pen?
I want to be a person of extravagant generosity!
- What was your “pig pen” moment? … or, do you need one now?
- How can you be sure to never, ever, go back to the slop?
- Is your generosity replacing your wastefulness?
God so loved YOU, that He GAVE… to celebrate Christmas, we must do the same.