Thursday, December 19, 2013

Be A Blessing!



A friend told me an inspiring story the other day. While driving through a heavy Atlanta rainfall, he noticed a couple standing at a bus stop with two small children. The woman was under an umbrella, the children were hovered closely to her on each side and the man was standing next to them without cover.  This picture touched him in a way that he detoured from his original destination, drove around the corner and returned to the bus stop. He did not want to frighten them, and he also wanted to exercise caution. He was prompted to ask if they had a car. The father responded “no.” My friend asked if he may have his phone number because there may be a possibility he could help them obtain a vehicle.

A few days later, he called the father and was moved by the family’s financial situation. They agreed to meet for lunch. During the lunch, he offered to give the man the car he had been driving the evening they met. He not only blessed them with a 2007 vehicle, the insurance was already prepaid for one year. He transferred the title and added the couple to the policy, which allowed them to have paid insurance for the first year. What a Blessing?

My friend was in a financial position to bless this family in a tremendous way, but being a blessing extends from the heart.  His heart was in the right place. There are many times we can be a blessing to others even in a very small way.  I received a blessing just a day ago in the amount of $5.35. I pulled up to the drive-thru window at a restaurant to pay for my order and the cashier informed me that a lady in the car ahead of me had paid my bill.  I had no idea who this lady was, but the gesture put a smile on my face and made my day.


During this season of giving, many stories of generosity will occur. As we go about these last few days of shopping, let’s remember the homeless, senior citizens, children and those around us who are lonely, ill or missing a loved one. Be a Blessing!

1 comment:

  1. IS BAPTISM SIMPLY AN ACT OF OBEDIENCE?

    Is baptism essential to receive forgiveness of sins or is it simply an act of obedience?

    Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)

    Baptism is essential to forgiveness of sins.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them , "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

    Baptism is not simply an act of obedience it is in order to receive forgiveness from sins.

    ACTS OF OBEDIENCE THAT ARE NOT FOR FORGIVENESS OF SINS.

    1. Attending worship services.
    2. Acts of evangelism.
    3. Financial support of the Lord's church.
    4. Doing good works.
    5. Loving your neighbor as yourself

    Simple acts of obedience are not in order to the forgiveness of sins.

    ACTS OF OBEDIENCE THAT SAVE MEN.

    1. Faith: John 3:16
    2. Repentance: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19
    3. Confession: Romans 10:9-10
    4. Immersion in water: Marl 16:16, Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 22:16

    BAPTISM IS NOT SIMPLY AN ACT OF OBEDIENCE. THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN BAPTISM AND SALVATION

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