“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, nor reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7”
There is a story of one man who asks his master about the heaven and the hell. The master brings him into two rooms. Each room had a round table with a bowl of soup at the top. One room consists of a group of men who are malnourished, each of them had a spoon with a long handle longer than their arms, they keep trying to feed themselves but they failed. On the other room there are group of men who are well nourished, they are also using a spoon with a long handle longer than their arms but these group are able to feed each other not thinking on how to feed themselves but how to feed the others. The first room signifies the hell with a group of men who are greedy, they always think of themselves. The second room signifies the heaven with a group of men that has a cheerful heart to serve others.
God loves a cheerful giver. We must give whole heartedly not just to lift up ourselves. God looks what is inside our heart and not on the amount or the things we do to other people. Let us give with a joyful heart. When you give, do not expect anything in return. It is our character and attitude that matters most when we give.