Have you even been emotionally down and physically drained; a feeling like the joy of life has been sapped out of you? Here is a simple exercise that might help you out and bring a bounce back to your step, a smile back to your face and even some joy back to your soul.
Here’s what the Bible says:
Proverbs 11:25 & 28 (NLT)
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.
Really it is very simple. GIVE. Look around you and give to those in need.
You can GIVE of your finances.
You can GIVE of your time.
You can GIVE of your extra resources.
You can GIVE love and acceptance.
You can GIVE grace.
You can GIVE a listening ear.
The biblical principle is clear; when we GIVE we will be refreshed.
Try it out and see what happens.
Stop at a nursing home and GIVE of your time.
Stop at a food pantry and GIVE some of your extra resources.
Stop at the VA and GIVE a listening ear.
Send an gift to a college student who is feeling lonely right night.