Giving Back

On the morning radio show I listen to, the hosts were reading a list of 10 things you should do in your lifetime One was “give back.” The host who is known for enjoying food and restaurants asked if giving the carhop at Sonic an extra $5 bill counted as giving back…I don’t think that’s what it meant.

Recently, I had the privilege to organize meals for a young couple who just had their first baby. Dad is working 2 jobs and Mom is at home for now, but as you moms know, cooking is not high on the priority list for the week after you have given birth. Eating, yes, but cooking? No.

When I took the meal to them, they were so grateful. But really, I was grateful to them. See, when you truly give back, or give of yourself, the sacrifice that is necessary breaks down the dam holding back the showers of blessings that YOU receive. Their physical bodies may have been blessed by the food that I brought, but my spiritual body was blessed by bringing them the food. It’s just another one of God’s designs that we can’t comprehend until we try it. We have to put away our selfish desires and instead, put on compassion for others’ needs.

So find some way to give back today, and in doing so, you will be blessed.

~Ephesians 3:20-21

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