Sunday, November 2, 2008

As You Give - So You Receive

In this world it is not what we take up but what we give up that makes us right.
- Henry Beecher

There is a very simple principle that people cannot seem to get the hang of - as you give, so you receive. People find it difficult to believe that it is necessary to give first and give righteously. If you only give to get, you will not receive. If you give out of fear, you will not receive. Many people do not believe they have enough to give. That is because they may be thinking in terms of money only. If you do not have money, give your time, talent and energy. Give a smile. Give a prayer. Give anonymously without expectation or recognition. The spirit in which you give detrmines the manner in which you receive. If you give freely, joyously and willingly, you will receive abundantly. As you give what you have, what you are not using, you make room to receive something else in its place. Give of yourself, your knowledge and the information you have received, then prepare yourself for an outpouring of blessing. And by the way, do not expct it to come back to you from the person you gave it to. Today let us lovingly give our all to all who may need.

1 comment:

the voice of melody said...

I agree. It makes such a difference whether one gives cheerfully or not. When we do something nice for someone expecting something in return, that says more about us than it does the recipient.

Many sweet blessings!