“Support the weak” (Acts 20:35). Lend a helping hand to someone who may need some assistance in whatever they are trying to accomplish. Then when the time comes when you need some help doing something, people will not mind helping you, because you helped them. If they are weak in some areas of their lives, give them words of encouragement to make their day a little brighter. Don’t bash them and tell them that it’s all their fault that they are weak. No; instead inspire them through positive words that will help them see that it’s not the end of the world just because they are weak in some areas. Help them see that a brighter day is coming, and that they can see it if they won’t give up.
When you receive something, you may not always know what the other person had to do to give that thing to you. Therefore, the full desired amount of appreciation for the gift is not always comprehended. That is why we should be grateful when people do things for us and be as appreciative as possible. On the flip side though, when you are the one giving, you are helping someone else to meet his or her needs. Be careful though, that you do not give for the wrong reasons. Do not give just so you can say that the person owes you, but rather, give so that love and peace will spread through your good deeds.
Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Then you’ll get blessed right back; and what’s amazing is that the amount you get back is more than what you gave.
Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Giving does not always have to be in the form of material possessions. It could be the form of sharing your knowledge to help people solve difficult situations, or even giving out a prayer for someone you know or don’t know. We can try to give like God gives to us, but it is never the same. The reason is that man can never beat God giving. You can give all you have, but God will always be able to give much more. He never runs out of His blessings to give.
James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
God doesn’t change. He is the same today, yesterday, and forevermore. God’s most precious gift to mankind was His Son Jesus.
We know that John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
From the way in which we give, which I hope is the way God gives, unselfishly and with a cheerful heart, people will also learn to give the same way. Even if you give something you consider to be little, that “little” thing you give could make a big impact on someone’s life like you never imagined.