PHILIPPIANS BOOK OF JOY Philippians 4:17-20 KJV 17.Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18.But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 19.But my God shall supply all your need accordings to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20.Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. They gave on their own. It was a sacrificial giving like making a deposit in our account. God saw giving to others and He was well pleased. Matthew 6:20 KJV 20.But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Doing for others as a Christian gives you rewards in heaven. 1)Giving to others is pleasing to God and an acceptable sacrifice. Before Jesus died on the cross, the smell of animal sacrifice was pleasing to God for your sins. Romans 12:1 KJV 1.I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Living sacrifice. Spiritual act of worship. God sacrificed His Son. 2)Promises meets all your needs. God is the great provider. He will, can and is more than able to meet your needs. Make sure He is your personal God. What ever the need He can provide. Need hope, peace, relief from depression, renewals of self-esteem, and financial help. God will provide. 3)Resources. Meet needs to His riches there is no limit on Him at all. With God all things are possible. Got to believe that God can do it. 4)Great mediator. God does nothing apart without Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5 KJV 5.For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; No access to God without the blood of Jesus. Romans 6:23 KJV 23.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. You have instant access to God if you are in Christ Jesus. Talk to God through Jesus. Conclusion: Do you have time to accept the gift of eternal salvation from Jesus Christ? If Jesus would die on the cross for our sins and for us to be able to be in heaven one day then accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. Then give the gift of your testimony and start doing what God wants you to do for others in your life.