A study at the University of Michigan found that people who volunteer for selfless reasons live longer than those who don't volunteer at all. They also found that if you volunteer but for self-centered reasons such as to look good in the community you also get no life enhancing benefits!
Wow! Guess what motivates us really does make a difference just like the Bible says! Not only does God know the difference but your body does too!
"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'" (Acts 20:35 ESV).
"And he said to them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'" (Luke 10:2 ESV).