A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.Proverbs 11:25 NIV
Generosity is one of those things it pays to practice.
Before you think I am preaching some crazy prosperity gospel, let me tell you, I AM! Lol! But it’s not what you think. I’m not talking about amassing great piles of lovely, shiny possessions. I’m talking about real treasure. The kind that changes us and changes the world.
Did you know there is actual scientific evidence that this verse is true?
There have been quite a few studies on this, and they all say the same thing—Giving sends out several happiness chemicals in the brain, including dopamine and endorphins. These chemicals produce a sense of euphoria. It’s called the Helper’s High. Not only does it feel good, but it relieves stress and can heal our bodies. It boosts self-esteem and can fight against depression. And there is some evidence that it may even help you live longer. All-in-all, just like the proverb states, generosity does refresh us.
So, don’t pass up the benefits of giving.
Dive in and test Solomon’s wise saying of being generous and refreshing. Share your listening skills or words of experience, your precious time or a welcoming space, or even the resources where you see need. You can only become wealthy if you do. It will be a wealth that will change your life as well as the lives of others.
One person gives freely yet gains even more. . .Proverbs 11:24