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“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
-Jesus Christ [Acts of the Apostles 20:35]

Giving is clearly more powerful than receiving.
Impact and influence come from giving, not owning.

Shift from the paradigm that reckons divine blessings solely in terms of what you receive, to one that sees them in terms of what you give.

In these times of tough economic challenges, it is tempting and convenient to shift into a self-preservatory mode. But, is that really a safe strategy? Remember that the best defense is normally a good offense. In other words, rather than shrinking into a shell of selfishness and fear, stick out your neck and, as I pointed out in a previous article, look for ways to help those less fortunate than yourself.

The size of your life is actually determined by the size of your gifts to your follow men. The moment you stop adding value to the lives of others, you are actually committing some form of self destruction. Selfishness is destructive.

Become more excited at giving, than at receiving.
Move to the point where you derive pleasure from helping others.
God’s plan for you is to be blessing, not a beggar.

It does not matter how much or how little you have, attitude is what counts.
Enjoy giving!

You do not need to go far to find opportunities for helping others. Such opportunities abound all around you. mother penguin

  • In your own house family
  • In your neighborhood
  • In your place of work
  • In your school
  • In the bus or train station
  • Inside the airplane
  • In the church
  • In your club, recreation centre, or park
  • In the supermarket, or shopping mall.

Keep looking for even the smallest opportunity to help others. Even a mere smile could go a long way in helping someone get through another day!

God has blessed you.
Now go ahead and be a blessing.
Enjoy giving!

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I doubt there’s anyone at this time who does not feel the pressure to get some extra income. The temptation is to become selfish…so conscious effort has to be made continously to maintain an attitude that places the needs of others above personal greed. Thanks for your comments.

Jim Legington
Jim Legington

Hey there WDFavour,

fellow servant In Jesus Christ, Enjoying giving, what a blessing to read about the
attitude of a winner. Seated at the feet
Our Lord Jesus Christ just like Mary the
Sister of Martha: Luke 10:39

Keep Hope Alive, enjoyed the read, so now
I’m giving to Illustrate again what Our
Master Teacher has shared in grace and
truth in Jesus Christ.

Ministries to Feed the Hungry, Clothing for the Naked, Evangelical School, Service to the Addicted, Service to the Afflicted,
Ministry to those Imprisioned, Service to Provide Shelter, Educational
Supports, Job Bank. Psalm 33:1-5, Psalm 103:19-22, Psalm 72:5-19, John 17:17-21
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oops, hit the wrong button, doh!

My life is quite hectic and when I’m looking for OUTSIDE opportunities to do good, God gently reminds me that I have a very stressed out husband, two young children, and a mother in law who needs to learn about God’s love. So home is where I start…and often it’s where I end too.


I love that you start with “family”! My life is