Well, I usually make this comment at the end of a blog, but a friend of mine years ago after I thanked him for helping me out when I needed to fix the brakes on my truck said, “It’s my privilege, I try to be a blessing to at least one person a day, hopefully more.” Amazing concept and way to approach life. I was impressed, but as I thought about it, yeah, that is how he lived. He did try hard to be a blessing to others. He wasn’t Mother Theresa, but he would go out of his way to help out a friend or a stranger. One day, we were supposed to meet to head out of town. We were going to drive separately, but at the same time, stop for a bite on the way and such. He called and said he was going to be late so I should go ahead and he would meet me at the destination. He got there about an hour after I did and was telling me he was on his way to meet me and a car was broken down on the side of the road, so he stopped to see if he could help. Well, this family was travelling through the area, and got a flat so they needed a new tire as the had no spare. So, he helped the husband remove the flat tire, took him to the tire shop, while the husband was getting the tire fixed or replaced, my friend walked across the street to a chicken place and bought a big family dinner to take back to them as well.
That’s a pretty awesome way to be. I was impressed, he said again, that he tries to be a blessing to at least one person, this time, it was a family, and, it cost him about an hour’s time and $20. He figures, its worth it as he knows it pleases God.
I managed to be a blessing to at least one person today so it was a good day!
So many people are so wrapped up in themselves that all they think about is doing for them. Worse are sometimes people not only worry about only doing things that please themselves or, if it pleases someone else they will do it if they get something better in return. Even worse than that type are the ones that will act terrible to some, but gracious to others. None of this is what God wants of us.
So, Yup, I try to be a blessing to others, sometimes I fail, other times I succeed.
Lord, I praise You and worship You. I thank You for the many blessings You give me and bless Christ for my salvation and the sacrifice He made for me. I thank You for the chance to be a blessing to someone today and ask that You make me more open to opportunities in the future. I pray You work in the hearts and minds of others that they seek out the chance to be a blessing to others. Draw them closer to You, work in their hearts and minds to show them Your truth and Your way.
Thanks for stopping by and may God bless and keep you all safe.