We have probably all hear that, "It is better to give than to receive." While this may be true, we need to consider more than just the act of giving. What are our motivations for giving? Why do we give?
We are called by God to give to Him in order to spread the Good News and to help those in need. However, we can approach giving in different ways. We can give because we are told to or we feel obligated. We can also give in order to receive recognition or to be able to boast and tell others of our "generosity." We may feel a sense of accomplishment when giving in these ways, but we our focus should be on giving out of love. When we give out of love, we are not giving because it is an obligation or because we are expecting recognition. Giving with love is an act of service to each other and to God, the one that gives blessings to us!
Why do you give? Give out of love for others and for God the provider!
Thank You for Your love and for all of the blessings that You have given me. Help me to always give to others out of love. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.