When you bless someone else, the biggest recipient of that blessing may surprise you. It’s not always the person you bless, but it’s often yourself. When you forgive someone else, even when they were demonstrably wrong, do you know who receives the liberation? Or when you try to speak evil or I’ll into someone else’s life, that you cannot hurt anyone else without doing injury to yourself?
Life has a way of giving to the givers and taking from the takers. The first shall be last and the last shall be first. 🎶you can’t beat Gods giving. No matter how you try.
2 Corinthians 9:6…
What is it you wish to reap? What did you sow? The songwriter wrote, sowing the seeds of love. Will you sow love? Or hate? Peace? Or strife? A bounty? Or a famine?
The blessings need not be large. They can be simple. But in all cases, the blessings were paid for by the sacrifice of Jesus. So don’t get it twisted. Don’t shout hallelujah on someone else’s work. Be glad only on the blessings of Jesus.
Take the limits off. The zip code you come from and the gender you are does not dictate your eternal blessings.
Ecclesiastes 3 I have put eternity in their hearts. Don’t limit your hopes on where you are right now. Heaven is expansion and you are capable of so much more as Jesus Christ strengthens you.
Poem by Pauline Murray (excerpt)
Hope is a crushed stalk
Between clenched fingers
… A word in a tumultuous
A dream of forty acres and a mule
A cabin of ones own
And a moment to rest
A song a weary throat
Give me a song of faith and a people
Who will believe it
A song of hope and song of love
In a brown girls heart.
To just hear it.
-autobiography “a song in a weary throat”
Don’t substitute good words for good work.
Good goals and plans and programs for good work.
There is no substitute for good work. Practice what you read, hear, sing and know.