More blessed to give than receive. 1.16.11 & 3.30.12
The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.
These verses always are so unique in they touch on the effects of a generous heart. When I think stingy…I picture Mr. Scrooge a cursed man…alone, fearful, skeptical of all…a mans whose world has shrunk to the point in which it is only him. On the other hand, when I think generous…I picture a blessed man…surrounded by friends, unafraid of loss, loving to all…experiencing an ever expanding world of blessing. The principle is found, whether we believe it or not, in the truth that God has wired us to give and to be most joyful when generous will all things. If that is true, why do we spend most of the day worrying about receiving rather than focusing on giving…when selfishly that is when we are most blessed. Action. My sons, decide to be a generous man with all your resources in life, the world will race ahead telling you are missing out on the good life…but it is a lie…hold fast to the truth, the good blessed life is found in giving, more than receiving.