Think a minute…You may have heard the saying, “Joy shared is joy doubled.” Giving isn’t a sacrifice, it’s an investment. We actually get back much more than we give. So don’t give until it hurts, give until it feels good.
The American President, Calvin Coolidge, said: “No person was ever rewarded or honored for what he received. Honor is always the reward to people who give.” What you and I do just for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others lives on even after we die. So it’s smart to invest in the success of others. “It’s when you help someone else up a mountain that you yourself end up closer to the top.”
The principle of giving is simply a law of life that works. Just like money can only get good things for you when it is used and circulated.
But if you do not use your money or give it away, you can’t get any enjoyment or thing of value out of it. It’s only when you give out that you make more room inside to receive. You know that the Dead Sea is dead because it only receives and never gives.
It does not flow out or give to other bodies of water, so it just dies. In the same way, when we don’t give to others we plug up the natural flow of life in us. This is why selfish, stingy people are never really happy, and seldom healthy.
A successful man said: “You will be remembered for two things: the problems you solve and the problems you cause.” Each of us is created to be an answer and help to someone else’s life. A famous man put it this way: “You cannot live a successful day until you’ve done something for someone else who cannot pay you back.”
The Jewish people have an important holiday every year which celebrates the giving of gifts.
Everyone, including the poor, must find someone poorer than himself and give him a gift. You see, “If God can give gifts THROUGH you, He will give them TO you.” In fact, God loves us so much that He gave His own perfect life to pay for our wrongs, just so He could share His life with us.
So why not give your life to Jesus Christ today? Then you can start enjoying His successful way of giving and living every day, for the rest of your life. Just Think a Minute…