Tuesday, March 4, 2014

To Give

"Hebrews 7:7 reads. “And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.”

 Have you ever felt like your efforts to guide, counsel and love someone who needs help have gone unnoticed and unappreciated? There are times in our lives when we feel led to pour all our heart and wisdom into someone who is in a difficult circumstance – either spiritually, mentally or physically. We get involved because we care enough to want to see that person whole. The cost to us is not taken into account, but sometimes that cost is higher in the end than we anticipated. 

But there is someone who notices our sacrifices and offerings of support. Jesus calls us to be like Him, and any time we reach out in love and concern, we are showing Jesus to the world – even if it’s just our own little touch of influence. It still brings Him honor and glory to extend grace, mercy and love, even when we aren’t rewarded with so much as a “thank you”. 

Remember God is the One we hope to please. He understands that giving the blessing is more important than getting one. He is our ultimate example. Don’t be afraid to move forward with what you have to offer others. God will see your help as a job well done!

 Lord, humble us to serve you better. Let us not be hindered by pride or jealousy. Amen"

-Nick Whitehead


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