May 18 – Extravagant Generosity with Lynn Argus

Hi, my name is Lynn Argus. I am a Child of God, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. I am blessed to serve as your Chairperson of Ministry, which includes all the ministries of the church.

My story is one of Extravagant Generosity that was given to me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I was diagnosed with an incurable auto immune disease and two months later my Stepson abandoned his four children at my doorstep.

Watch the video to see the amazing way God works through the brotherhood of believers.

It was September of 2006 when I was diagnosed with an incurable auto immune disease which sapped my strength and made it difficult for me to even walk across the room.

On December 21, 2006, my stepson Ric abandoned his four children at our doorstep. Christmas was a week away and they all needed Christmas presents, close to wear, to be enrolled in school and we needed to obtain custody of them. It was a crazy time and I thought God may have deserted me.

After many tears and prayers asking God why, I received an answer. You see, I had become very self-sufficient, I was active in my church, I prayed, I taught Bible studies, but I had forgotten that my very life depended on God and all the blessings that I had been receiving came straight from his hand.

God told me, in my spirit, that I was to trust Him and depend on Him for everything I needed. Trust has never been easy for me; so, his answer to me took a great leap of faith.

Sure enough, when I stopped trying to control everything, God was faithful to His promise. Each day, I would ask God for what we needed and whatever I ask for appeared. Our family of faith rallied around us and would appear out of the blue with meals, beds, clothing, or help move furniture around. Two of our neighbors even showed up on Christmas Eve with a stocking for each child, with their name on them.

Sometimes a friend or neighbor would just show up with something that they thought we needed for the children, usually something I had just asked God for.

When I was obedient and put my trust in him, my faith increased, and I felt closer and closer to my Lord each day. I learned to pray about everything and be thankful, no matter the circumstances.

My friend Kitty came to see me one day, just to ask how I was doing. Before she left, she said, “I just have one more question. How is your faith?”

I was able to tell her that my faith had become stronger with each bit of Extravagant Generosity that I received. God supplied all my needs with the Extravagant Generosity of His children.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Have you ever received a gift of extravagant generosity?
  2. Have you ever given a gift of extravagant generosity?
  3. Have you thought about how God works through believers to bless his children?

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