Jesus tells us, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). This is because, by giving, we reflect the heart and character of God in Christ. Christ, although God, "did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant" (Philippians 2:6). We give of our time, energy, money and possessions because Christ gave himself for us so that we could have life with him. So, we are blessed, truly happy, as we give toward the things of God and his kingdom work. We invite you, then, to give as you are lead by the Lord, not out of religious duty, but out of a cheerful heart of worship and thanksgiving toward the Lord.