“You put it in front of God and say ‘I’ll go left or I’ll go right…you tell me where,’” says Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference. The phrase from Acts 20 “It’s better to give than to receive” implies that we will receive. While it may be better for us to give than to receive, there is no implication that we ought to only give without ever receiving.
That means we can expect to receive and possess resources during our life. The question is: what will we do with our resources? Ultimately, we are healthier if we are selfless, rather than selfish. “There’s a joy to giving; there’s a joy to loving; there’s a blessing to getting outside of ourselves.”