Sunday, May 2, 2010

Be a Blessing...

My verse to focus on for May:
Summing up:
Be agreeable,
be sympathetic,
be loving,
be compassionate,
be humble.
That goes for all of you, no exceptions.
No retaliation.
No sharp-tongued sarcasm.
Instead, bless—
that's your job, to bless.
You'll be a blessing and also get a blessing.
1 Peter 3:8-12 (The Message Bible)
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What if we woke up each morning reminding ourselves
that "our job is to BLESS - to be a blessing"!
How would that play out with the co-worker that drives you nuts, the kids that are crying and throwing a tantrum, the clerk who acts like she has all day and the person in line before you who is just plain irritating?
If our first thoughts and words of the morning were, "I need to be a blessing, how can I be a blessing to those I come in contact with, that just might make a profound difference in our day, a profound difference in how we look at others".
I think that I always try to be nice to those around me but I know when I read this passage this week, I have been finding myself walking around with a different outlook, looking around me and wondering how can I be a blessing to others. Those closest to me and those who would least expect that from me.

7 comments:

dstandard said...

What a beautiful inspiration Linda! Thanks! Where you get all the gorgeous flowers you photograph I don't know - maybe I don't seize enough opportunities to take the pictures!

Cheryl Nelson said...

beautiful verse! thanks for sharing Linda...you have blessed my life today!

Lindalou said...

Wonderful verse and one I need to remind myself of every morning. Thanks for the inspiration.

ellen s. said...

it's beautiful linda! i agree...imagine what we could do every day if we reminded ourselves of that

Audrey Pettit said...

Wonderful, wonderful words of wisdom, Linda! Thanks for sharing! :)

Cher said...

"These are some of my favorite things" --handmade cards, flowers, and scripture blessings such a beautiful day! Thanks!

Kelly S. said...

Ohhhh I needed this reminder this week...thanks so much, Linda!