This weekend I learned something new. Many people don’t expect good things to happen to them, especially from strangers. On Saturday Life Church’s outreach team gave out free gift bags full of toiletries. They went throughout the Canarsie Brooklyn community blessing people with common household items as well as back-to-school supplies. When the team returned they were all sharing amazing stories! They told stories of how people were literally moved to tears, and some stories of how people were dismissive. There were some people however that were sort of in an awkward position. They wanted the gift bag but didn’t know what we were up to. “Wait, what’s the catch?” was the common response. No catch, just showing some love.
I walked away appreciating the fact that demonstrating the love of God with no strings attached is very important. A simple act of generosity opened opportunities to minister to people with depression, those contemplating suicide, and many children who just needed to know they are loved!
Today you will undoubtedly encounter someone who desperately needs the love of God. The only question is this: Will you answer the call to share His love? It’s easy to do! Whether it’s to a co-worker, friend, or stranger, doing these 3 simple things will impact someone’s life in a huge way!
1) Pray about how you can bless them with something. Ask God to give you an idea. He might inspire you to bless them with a book, some food, a cool outfit, or something as small as a cup of coffee.
2) After you bless them ask them if there is anything they would like you to pray for concerning them.
3) Pray for them in faith, expecting God to meet their needs. You can choose to pray for them on the spot or at another time.
If you do these 3 simple things you will be surprised to see how many people you’ll impact in a major way! I dare you to try it today. After you do, share with me what your experience was like. I’d love to know.
Until next time, go love on someone.