More rewarding than that is being the giver of a random act of kindness. Many times people give in the hope of receiving - but I am talking here about giving, expecting NOTHING in return, and being BLESSED by that act.
My husband and I often go out for a breakfast or brunch when out and about for work and we look around and see who God draws our attention to. When we pay our bill, we pay theirs, anonymously. We love doing it! If the waitress wants to know who to say paid their bill, we tell her to tell them its from the Lord because He wants to bless them, and then we leave. We have found the waitresses are often shocked so we feel its a blessing to the patrons but also a testimony to the waitress! Double whammy!
My encouragement to you - look for opportunities to randomly bless people in any way you can with no expectations and see how BLESSED you are! Not only are you being a blessing to someone, you are sowing seeds and the word says YOU WILL REAP what you SOW!
2 Peter 1 v 5-8: But also for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,(6) to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, (7) to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. (8) For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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