Vacation: Be Inspired by God’s Generosity
This is going to be a short posting this week because I am on vay-cay-tion and believe me where I am is, and I am saying this as loudly as possible, off-the-hook! (No wonder my kids are embarrassed by me.)
I am relaxing in a log cabin by the gorgeous Falling River in Central Oregon. The three-hour drive took us through some of the most beautiful scenery Oregon has to offer…and it never gets old.
On the way over I was struck by just how generous God has been to entrust us, mere mortals, with such beauty to behold, enjoy, and steward. It is a responsibility that I take more seriously when I simply sit in awe of such a gift.
David’s psalm of praise perhaps says it best:
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty –
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works –
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 145: 3-7
Here's hoping that you have had or can take the chance to thank God for giving us such an incredible opportunity to be participants in this amazing world. That’s inspiring generosity beyond compare.
Cesie Delve Scheuermann is a consultant in stewardship, development, and grant writing. Over the past decade, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she helped raise nearly $2 million dollars for numerous non-profit organizations. She served as the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Lay Leader from 2008-2012. Her position with the Conference is funded through a generous grant from the Collins Foundation. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cesie Delve Scheuermann is consultant in grant writing and stewardship/development working with the Conference. From 2008-12 she was the Conference Lay Leader for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.