To wrap up this series on Money Matters, I wanted to talk about the power of service and generosity in the family and how transformative that could be. In this episode, Lisa Gibson talks about the impact of three generations of generosity and serving as a family.
Lisa Gibson is a wife to Brent, the mother of three, and follower of Jesus. She’s an active member of Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church, and also happens to be my wife Emily’s sister. Lisa was profoundly shaped by her parent’s reliance on the Lord and generosity with others, and she and Brent are seeking to model the same spirit in their household.
Learning from her own father’s generosity, Lisa saw first-hand how it can change lives. She remembers him saying “Ask the Lord to show you people who you can be a blessing to.” There is no shortage of people who need your help.
In her own family, Lisa and her husband Brent strive to intentionally guide their children in putting feet to their faith on a regular basis.
As a family, they host a life group each week, which entails the kids in the family to make small sacrifices like sharing their rooms with others to make space for the group to gather and study the Bible. The Gibson family has also fostered children.
They make sure to do a variety of hands-on activities that instill the value of service in their kids, such as cleaning the church cafe once a week and inviting some of the older people in the community over to dinner.
At the same time, remember that you can’t schedule out every moment of your family’s lives. Leave some space for growth and development, and just time together.
While Lisa sees how her children want to serve in their own different ways, she knows there is more room for growth and she believes that the Lord will enable this in their hearts.Generations of Generosity with Lisa Gibson Click To Tweet
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