In a world with a variety of people, races, cultures, and traditions there are many opinions that make reference about the art of giving. But with all these different ways of thinking, which one would be the best one for us to follow? God has the right answer!
Biblie says: “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”
This is where the expression to “give whole heartedly” comes from. The intention behind your giving is the most important thing. The intention should always be to create happiness for both the giver and the receiver.
A gift is something that is enjoyed twice. First by the giver who revels in the pleasure of giving something special and then also enjoyed by the person who receives the gift.
A very special form of giving takes the form of small, personal acts of kindness. Very often it is not money or belongings that people need, it’s the things that can’t be seen, such as advice reassurance, a kind word, compliments or a smile.
The act of giving doesn’t have to be limited to an exchange of presents at Christmas time or Birthdays. You can treat every person you come into contact with as someone who you can give a gift to.
You may be a bit sceptical, wondering what exactly do you have to give? Everybody has something of value for another person. It could be a kind word, a simple smile, some appreciation, the sharing of some special knowledge, even a helping hand or a bit of support during a difficult emotional time.
So, don’t wait too long and bless others with the marvelous act of giving. Taking into account:
1. You decide in your heart what and how much to give.
2. It doesn’t have to be reluctantly or in response to pressure.
3. It must be genuine and with a joyful heart.
4. It must be with good intentions (expecting nothing in return).
Once you do it according to God’s way, you will see the great results! Hope you can share them with us. Leave us your comments…