How do we recognize . . . What is genuine? Who is Genuine? In scripture Paul was genuine. After his dramatic conversion he demonstrated genuine love for others. He lived the love of Jesus in his relationships and in his ministry within the church. We must ask ourselves, Am I genuine in my love for others? Does my service and giving demonstrate my genuine love for God and others. Yes, giving our finances is one expression of our love for the Lord, but so are our actions and relationships. There are many ways to experience the Joy of the Lord. Our job is to stay focused on Jesus and His love, rather than on circumstances around us.