Getting in Giving
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
It’s impossible to help another without helping yourself because in giving there is receiving. We often receive a blessing in our efforts to bless another, though that wasn’t our intention. When we contribute our resources, time, and energy for the well-being of another there is a healthy sense of well-being that is transferred to ourselves.
We have the example of Christ Jesus to follow, just as He had peace in doing for others by setting His own needs aside, so can we. Our motive can’t be to be recognized or awarded, but to give as Jesus did.
Let’s pray today for a willing heart to help others as we are capable, knowing that we do that unto our Lord.