|Posted by Mimi on April 14, 2011 at 12:58 AM|
Matthew 25:40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
What a simple truth! In order to be a blessing - a blessing to another person, to yourself, and most of all to God - all you must do is SOMETHING for another person. The verse does not say how large or small the deed must be ~ only that it must be done. "WHATEVER you did..." When we remove ourselves from the equation, and all we are left with is the world around us, it is easy to see how much need there is. However, we are often too wrapped up in our own agenda to fully acknowledge and appreciate people in our lives whose job is to serve us, like the grocery store clerk, the gas attendant, or the customer service representative at your utility company.
Take the time, starting today, to be a blessing to others. You don't have to give a lot of money or time ~ in fact, you can give none at all! Just as long as you take the time to place someone else before yourself, for this is the heart of the message: humble yourself in love, for you are loved. Be kind, give a smile, hold the door, wave the next car in... there are countless opportunities to be a blessing in a day ~ all free! When you do this small thing you have been a blessing to another human being. However, it will not be considered a small thing when Jesus Christ accepts your blessing! So give fully, in joy and love, and without expecting anything in return. This is how Christ gives, and He came to be an example to us all.
Be a blessing.