And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.” (Acts 20:35)
Have you ever watched the faces of children giving a gift to their parents? The joy and excitement they radiate are simply exuberant. I can remember one Christmas when my two children sacrificed with me to buy their mother a very special coat. Each opened their presents with youthful gratitude. However, I will never forget the looks on their faces as their mother opened her gift from them. It was an expression that shouted, “It is more blessed to give than receive.” To be able to bless others is a wonderful gift to receive. Giving is a godly character. Our God is a self-giving God. Everything emanates out from Him. Therefore giving reflects the very heart of God. He has blessed us with that ability, the capacity to give. Giving is a gift from God. If you hold on to it you will miss its reward. Practice it and you will be blessed.