Proverbs 22:9 says, “He who has a generous eye will be blessed…”
I love that. The indication is that if you look for opportunities to be a blessing to other people then it will come back around. I am completely in love with the veracity of that principle.
What really seals my fascination with the boomerang nature of generosity is that it is plays out in practice, not just theory. The driving force behind this blog action is just to encourage you with the reality of this, put some skin on it if you will (yes that’s gross).
I bought a MacBook Pro several months ago on eBay. I already had one that worked like a champ, but I’m a sucker for a good deal. It shows up and all is well for a month or so. The screen freaks out and after several hours of trying to fix it myself (being a self-proclaimed Mac guru), I give up and decide to take it to the repair shop. This is not a rant about their lack of professionalism, but they had the dang thing for about 6 months. Needless to say it was repaired for FREE! That’s a pretty good start to the story, but really only the beginning.
As I said before, I already had one that I worked like a scalded ape so I didn’t really need it. I just figured we could use it around the church somewhere. Then the generous eye kicked in. I have a guy who works with me on all of our videos and gives a ridiculous amount of time and energy to Motion. I felt that it was the least I could do to compensate him in some form. The going currency in our economy must be Apple products.
This was on Friday. Now to set the crescendo of the story up properly I have to let you know that I have been wanting a 27″ iMac for about a year and a half. I’ve printed out pictures, drooled over them, looked for sales, and even considered selling my one and only kidney to get one of these monsters. On Monday I was having a conversation with a friend about how my 4 year old laptop is struggling to keep up with the video projects I’ve been working on. His solution: Let’s go get you a 27″ iMac, my treat.
I would say that brings us full circle. He who has a generous eye will be blessed. My suggestion: look for ways to serve people, love them and meet their needs and who knows what will come around. I’ll close with this thought from the Psalms.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”