Even great revival will ultimately give way to compromise when God becomes a secondary aspect in our lives. Nehemiah provides us with a model for dealing with compromise in our lives, but his ultimate prayer provides a call for true revival—a revival of our hearts.
A generous life is more than just giving to the poor. When we live generously, we recognize the plight of others that are in positions unlike our own and we intercede on their behalf. Generosity doesn't simply result in a handout, but in an enlarged life.