Sergei Semenov: Outcome and Sensitive

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By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25

“Generosity is an outcome of a deep relationship with God; when we don’t walk closely with the Lord, we lose the ability to be sensitive and live a generous life; generosity is a reflection of God’s nature in us; every person is not an owner of all they possess, rather, a steward.”

Sergei Semenov is a youth leader at a church in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.

This testimony was collected by Mission Eurasia after Sergei went through the Seven-Day Generosity Challenge by Jon Wiebe, my friend and fellow stewardship author and administrator at MB Foundation.

The Apostle Paul teaches us that generosity is a fruit of the Spirit. It comes from walking closely with God.

Semenov uses a great word that equates with fruit. It’s an outcome. It only comes from having a deep relationship with God who is generous. It’s a reflection of God’s nature and His work in us.

And Semenov on to say that we can lose the ability to be sensitive or guided by this Spirit. So, what’s the first lesson for us from Eurasian voices on generosity? 

Stay close to God and remain sensitive to be guided by the Spirit so God produces the outcome of generosity in and through us!

Today I fly from Denver to Chicago. There I meet up with Dr. Mikhail (Michael) Cherenkov of Mission Eurasia. We fly to Munich, Germany, later today, and then tomorrow on to Kyiv, Ukraine.

Appreciate your prayers for safe travel. Dosvedanya.