The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6–7
The Christian life should be made up of an overflowing of giving, but it’s not works that God wants, it is the outpouring of a changed heart. Giving of your time, your resources, and yourself are the evidence others will see, that you are sold out for Jesus. You can’t fake following Jesus, it is the cheerful giver that mirrors the life of Christ.