Giving is a virtue that many people lack. As the saying goes, give and it shall come back to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over (Luke 6:38), the benefits of giving cannot be measured.
Giving can take many forms like giving your time, your professional experience, and your resources including money. People who practice giving have recorded testimonies of the benefits they reaped and they are an encouragement to many who have not yet started giving.
Giving impacts positively on our health and well being
The more you give, the more you feel fulfilled in life. There are moments that you can never tell what kind of benefits the people you gave to received. But most times, if you give to a specific course, you can tell the benefits the recipients got.
For example, if you give your money towards the assistance of an individual in medical care need, you will be overjoyed to see that individual fully recovered and back to their daily work. The individual who was sick is forever grateful for the help they received and that giving comes back to you in a great measure of health.
If you learn about how Health Share Programs work, you will notice they operate under the same principle of giving. Members pool their money together, intending to help another member in need of medical care. As more benefit from the pool, many more members receive the benefit of health and wellbeing.
Giving makes us wealthy
The basic rule of life applies to everybody under the face of the earth: do to others what you would want them to do to you (Matthew 7:12). You do not give, after all, because you have excess, you give because your heart is willing to give.
What does this mean? It means that you give out of a cheerful heart and if you do that, soon you begin receiving the benefits of giving. One of the benefits of giving is wealth. Ordinarily, wealth is calculated by taking the value of everything an individual has like houses, cars, businesses, pieces of land, and shareholding.
In Christian giving, wealth is calculated as all that an individual physically possesses to help him or her live comfortably upon the earth, and also the person’s ability to manage the wealth to help others in a godly way.
Therefore, wealth is both physical as well as spiritual richness and it is expected that the more wealth you acquire through giving, the more you should give to help others who are less privileged than you.
We receive happiness out of giving
It is written that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). Cheerfulness is indicative of joy and readiness to give. As you see needs meet because of your giving and the giving of others, you feel fulfilled and joy fills your heart.
Attaining a state of complete joy means you have been continually receiving portions of joy as you advance in your giving and its climax is total happiness in all that you do. Some benefits accompany happiness like the building of a better character, the deep desire to become more open-minded to people and their financial needs.
Above all, giving bonds people with stronger bonds of love, kindness to each other, patience with one another, you accept the other member for who they are and you can tolerate them.
It is therefore evident that you cannot be able to pinpoint every single benefit of giving, but you can have an overview of the main benefits which give you the desire to give more.