Don’t you just love stories? Stories have power and they help us use more of our minds, imagination, and creativity, helping us to discover new things about ourselves and about the world we live in.
A woman who was traveling alone in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.
The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, the woman opened her bag to share her food.
The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him.
She did so without hesitation.
The traveler left, rejoicing in his great fortune.
He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.
But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said,
“I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
The woman smiled, “The joy of giving!”
Jesus taught this principle when He healed on the Sabbath day and told the parable of the good Samaritan.
Our lord made it clear that to neglect to do a good deed for another in need, even if we had a religious excuse for not doing it, was to do evil. Let’s be a people known for doing good deeds and sharing kindness. Let’s not let any excuse, especially a religious excuse interfere with out glorious and holy opportunities to serve others in the name of Jesus.
We are to be a people who do good deeds. That’s a very significant part of who we are as Jesus followers. So let’s look for the many opportunities that God places in our path to bless others. Let’s use all of these blessings to bring God glory!!!
According to Bishop T. D Jakes, when you find favour from God and He blesses you without you working for it. Good thing right? The same way God blesses you, also use that to bless others under your wings.
The little gesture you make everyday counts in heaven.