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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Benefits From Generosity

In review of Acts 20:35b, it says “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”

Bottom Line:
Happiness comes more from giving than receiving.

What this means to me:
More blessings come from giving than from receiving. My life should be characterized by helping others.

In Acts 20:35b, Paul reminds us that of his example living out Jesus’ teaching in that, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving” (TEV).

Generosity on my part will lead to an increase happiness. Unfortunately the only people who don't know or won’t learn this are those who aren’t generous.

When I was much younger and not as mature, it wasn’t all about what I bought everybody else. It was all about what I got. Then it seemed that all my joy came from what I got, and not from what I gave.

I’ve been learning a lot. Back then I was immature, and self-centered. Today I get more joy from watching what happens to others when I give. I matured and it stopped being about me. Unfortunately, some never really mature, it’s still all about them and what they can get. Sadly, the never learned the joy of generosity.

The most generous people I know have more concern to others and helping them out than in themselves. They are willing to give at a moment's notice.

In summary, more blessings will come to me in my life from giving than from receiving. My life should be characterized by helping others. Given that, I will continue to strive for being generous with my time, money, experience, and heart. I will practice generosity.

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