I can't count how many times I've felt like I was on cloud nine, just singing one song after another and dancing. You might feel I must have received a windfall. On the contrary, I'd just blessed someone and the joy was like God overshadowing me with His presence as a result. Remember what the Bible says, "... in thy presence, there is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." (Psalm 16:11)
No wonder the Lord Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." - Acts 20:35 There are many more benefits from giving, like receiving and having our prayers answered. These scriptures show some of them.
"God loveth a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:7
"Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days." - Ecclesiastes 11:1
"Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness." - Psalm 41:1-3
But the benefit that thrills me most is the opening of the fountain of joy within us. Do you want to be happy like you've never been before? Do something nice for someone today, especially for a person who is very needy and who likely can't pay you back, ever.
I know that God loves us all unconditionally. But if you want to have a strong witness of it, if you want to live with that conviction everyday, the conviction that God is excited about you, lend a helping to the destitute today. And do it again and again till it becomes your lifestyle. And your joy will know no bounds. Amen in Jesus' name.
All scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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