One way to judge a person is by what they say. A better way is by what they do. The best way is by what they give. Elizabeth Bibesco said, “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” The big problem is not the haves and have nots-it’s the give nots.
Charles Spurgeon said, “Feel for others-in your wallet.” An Indian proverb says, “Good people, like clouds, receive only to give away.” DOWNLOAD
The best generosity is that which is quick. When you give quickly it is like giving twice. When you give only after being asked you have waited too long.
Whatever good that happens in your life is not so you can keep it all to yourself. Part of it is intended to be given to others. I agree with E.V. Hills when he said, “Whatever God can get through you, He will get to you.”
The book of Acts says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Giving is always the thermometer of our love for others. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” Getters don’t get happiness. Givers get it.
When you live for others, it’s the best way to live for yourself. There is always room at the top for anyone who is willing to say, “I’ll serve”. John Wesley advised, “Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” That’s an excellent formula for a successful life.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing. The trouble with too many people who give until it hurts is they are so sensitive to pain. Greed always diminishes what has been gained. Mike Murdock says, “Giving is a proof that you have conquered greed.”
If you have, give. If you lack, give. G.D. Bordmen said, “The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow” It is true: people who give always receive.
Selfishness always ends in self-destruction. John Ruskin hit the nail on the head when he said, “When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.”
Henry Drummond said, “There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.” The best of generosity is not necessarily how much you give but how much you have left. Henry Thoreau said, “If you give money, spend yourself with it.” What you give lives.