Why give more than you receive?  

In Luke 6:38 Jesus advised, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will be poured into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you receive.”

Your giving stimulates a flow of increase.

Prosperity is a universal idea, but it operates in a closed circulatory system. And, giving is the first half of spiritual law of giving and receiving. All that you give out is put into this circulatory system to return to you, multiplied.

In fact, your giving activates a divine power that unleashes a force that can totally requalify you and your circumstances. It moves to heal, adjust, restore, and bless until it transcends your very own limitations and subsequently transforms your experience.

Search with your mind and heart.

You may say, “But I have nothing to give. I need someone to give to me.” The truth is, you do have something to give. You can give a smile, a word of encouragement, make a phone call, send a card or email of appreciation; you can offer prayer. You can use your talent, share your money, your resources, or your time. Use your mind and heart to search for something you can put into this circulatory system of prosperity.

It doesn’t matter what you give, only that you do.

Your expression of goodness originates from within you. As you give… divine qualities such as love, compassion, encouragement, strength, comfort, and joy rise up in you. As they pass out from you, you as well as the one to whom you are sending them is blessed.

Give freely without condition or restriction.

You’re not giving to get. And, you don’t need to point out to the universe what you want in return for your giving. In fact, you can’t!  Universal law is not set up for manipulation or bargaining. You can trust Infinite Mind knows your needs. Philippians 4:19 confirms, “The Spirit of God knows your needs and is even now fulfilling them according to the riches and glory in Christ Jesus.”

Accept that giving is an immutable principle that provides a way for God to pour out to you exactly what will bring you lasting happiness and success. And then watch as immeasurable goodness flows into your life!