I have to tell you that I am so full of joy this morning!
I’ve just received some photos and a video of the delivery of a refrigerator.
Now you may not think that is exciting, but it is if it is being delivered to an Indian home (looking after 20 orphans) that have never had a refrigerator before.
And I am full of joy because I helped arrange for the refrigerator to be given (along with some very generous sponsors of our project).
So I can honestly answer the question in the title with a big, fat YES; it is better to give than receive.
The joy of seeing someone receive a gift from you is infectious; and that joy is one infection that I want to catch again and again.
Anyone with children will see (or remember if they are older) their faces at Christmas when you give them a gift; that is a joy to behold!
I have been so blessed by God (we all have) that it is a joy to give back into the Kingdom or to those in need.
The Bible has many verses encouraging us to give, encouraging us to become partners in the Kingdom (too many for me to list).
There is really no excuse for us as believers, giving needs to be (or should be) an essential part of our Christina walk.
The Bible is very clear on this, we are meant to be a giving people.
Not just in money and finances, but in love, mercy, and compassion and of our time.
But the Bible is clear in the fact that we are to give of our finances and resources back into the Kingdom, I would encourage you to think about that this fine morning.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for all that you have given me and thank you that I can give some of this back into the Kingdom today”.
Acts 20 v 35…..I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus. How he said, It is more blessed to give then to receive