The Joy Of Giving
“I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35, NKJV
Sometimes we forget what a blessing it is to be able to give. The Bible says that, “God loves a cheerful giver”.
Giving is something we have to learn to do because giving is not a natural action. It is easy to become self-centered and in the process become stingy with what God has so freely given to us.
Many have learned, in their giving, that they cannot out give God. It has been proven over and over that God pours out a blessing on those who give feely and cheerfully.
Be encouraged today in knowing that when you give out of yourself to someone else, God will always bless in ways that you never thought of.
Giving may involve the giving of money or the giving of a kind word or the giving of a hug or the giving of forgiveness or mercy. Giving comes in many forms but God blesses each act of giving that we perform.
Here is one hint about giving. Give in secrecy and God will bless in secrecy. Don’t give something to receive praise and honor for your action; just give because your love the Lord and always give in the name of the Lord and to bring glory and honor to His Name.