Giving evokes gratitude and will have a positive affect on your mental well- being.
Giving comes from the heart with cheer, and will determine your way of living.
Yes, yes, and yes.
Your giving will determine your living.
You will never be able to out-give God, in fact, when you give to those in need you are lending to him.
I'm not talking about giving out of compulsion, reluctantly, tactics, gimmicks, tricks, schemes, or pressure.
Walking in God's wisdom, understanding, knowledge and counsel.
Living a balanced, fulfilled life; seeking God first and his will, walking in your God-given purpose; giving your time to a need; helping a cause; volunteering when you can; giving a smile; and most of all, giving cheerfully with love.
I remember the priceless time spent with 89-year-old Elsie, for over 7 years at the Holland Christian Seniors' home.
Listening to that one story for 99 times like I heard it for the first time.
Together we laughed, prayed, shared memories, had a few shopping mall visits, and boy, I gained a wealth of knowledge and life skills. That time spent aided me in becoming a woman with solid foundation in God, just so rooted and grounded in the importance of the life of giving.
In one of her priceless conversations to me, she said, "Sharna, when you started you were a volunteer, then you became a friend, and now you're family."
Give where your heart and passion are.
Live the life of giving.
Check out day 12 of 30 Days in The Word Daily Devotional.