For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action. 2 Corinthians 9:2
There are some people who are eager to help others out. They find a great joy when they are able to provide something someone else needs.
People will often notice those who are generous givers, some because they want something, others because they see the good being done. Seeing a great giver will also often encourage others to give in the same way.
As Paul continues to talk about giving, he commends the Corinthians for their great enthusiasm and readiness to help others out.
Giving is something that God started by giving mankind the earth and everything in it. Later He gives His Son, Jesus, to take away sins and to give eternal life. In both of these things, God is helping out mankind in areas of need.
The process of helping others out is God’s way of providing abundantly for everyone for everything that one needs. Every type of help is a type of giving. It can be giving of time, energy, effort, or of things, such as money, clothing, food, or anything else.
Most people are not eager to help others out, unless it is to their advantage. They want to hoard everything that they have, time, energy, money, thing, just in case they might need them.
The believer who realizes how God has helped him and what God has, will be quick and eager to help others out any time he sees and need, and has the ability to help. He will know and understand that God will provide for his own needs as he helps someone else out.
Over your life, how many times has someone else helped you out? How many times has God helped you out?
Instead of hoarding what God has given you, be eager to pass it on to help someone else out. As you help others out, God will in turn put others in your path to help you out.
Trust that God will provide abundantly for all that you need as you eagerly give of all that you have. As you eagerly help others, it will also stir others to the action of helping others out.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know how God has already helped you; that God will strengthen you to help others in their times of need; and that you will trust God to provide for all that you need as you give to others.