Monday, December 6, 2010

what can I give to someone today?

We are continuing our "Be Generous" series at The Community Fellowship this week, and the question that hit me hard this past Sunday was this: what do I already have that God would have me to bless others with?  Think with me.  This is not always about money.  Often we bless people with our time, simple conversation, a letter or email or even a smile or an act of kindness.  That one thing we do that seems insignificant to us might be what brings another person joy or encouragement.

Last week I made a phone call to a friend that has gone through a tough time.  Several days later I heard from another of their family members that my call made a difference in their day and week.  I got a call from one of our precious late last week, and he just wanted to tell me how a card he received made a big difference in his attitude and week.  What is it that we can do to make someone else's day brighter or easier?

Hebrews 10:24

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

What are some things we can do?  Have you ever thought about how your smile may bless a person you come in contact with?  Ever noticed how stopping when you see a friend at the store and giving a hug changes your attitude or theirs?  Have you ever let someone go ahead of you in line at the store or at the bank and how that act of kindness blessed them?  Simple responses, simple kindness may make a big difference in the people we meet each day.

Luke 6:38 NLT

If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving -- large or small -- it will be used to measure what is given back to you."

What can I give to someone today?  A simple act of kindness might make a world of difference to the person you give something to.

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happy birthday, Julie

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