The theme for today’s devotional by Joyce Meyer is “Why It’s Better to Give Than to Get?.
SCRIPTURE:Remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”— Acts 20:35 (NIV)
Our tendency as human beings is to want to get something. We enjoy it greatly when we are given something. But God’s Word teaches us that it is better to give than to get. When we get something, we only get the gift, but when we give something, we get joy! God is a giver, and if we truly desire to be like Him, then it is important that we develop the habit of generosity.
There are many ways to give. We can give help, encouragement, compliments, and material or financial gifts. We can also give mercy and forgiveness freely as God has given it to us. Most good things don’t happen accidentally. We can purpose to do them, or “do them on purpose.” Make a plan to give something today and every day. Be large-hearted, generous, abundant, and do more than you have to. Purpose to be a blessing everywhere you go, and you will find yourself being more blessed in many ways!
Prayer of the Day: Father, teach me to be a generous person at all times. Make me aware of the needs of others and help me be willing to meet those needs. Show me ways to bless others and spread joy, amen.