The world is full of selfish, stingy, greedy people constantly watching out for themselves alone. God wants us to be generous. As a matter of fact, 2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us “God loves a cheerful giver”.
John D. Rockefeller was one of the wealthiest men of his day, but he understood the importance of generosity, and urged others, “Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege”. I totally agree with him and I see it as a good advice
Recently I have found out that there are few things in life that are more rewarding and they are giving to others. When you give with your whole heart, you find peace and fulfillment, the joy that sweeps your heart is immeasurable. But when you give sparingly or grudgingly you loose sight of so many good things you are supposed to see or feel.
Today, I’m encouraging you to become a cheerful giver. It’s never easy but it’s not impossible. Develop the habit of giving in every way you can think of. Give help, encouragement, compliments, money, gifts, yourself, time, talents and abilities. Above all these, give forgiveness.
People who are self centered, stringy and greedy are some of the most miserable, unproductive people on earth. Selfish Christians are often useless and unfruitful in God’s kingdom but those who gibe cheerfully and generously are usually happy, fulfilled and highly effective and efficient.