November 2015

Share the Blessings

by Tonya Woodridge-Jarvis

Picuture“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 

Jesus is a spirit and as Christians he has given all of us certain gifts and visions to help others along the way. With that being said, we must all go to work not for our selfish gain, but for His glory, and we in turn will be blessed because of this.

November is the time of year in which everyone wants to give back and give “thanks”. But as Christians, shouldn’t we do that all year long? Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, the shelters are full folks attempting to give back, but they are left begging for help at other times of the year. As one body of Christ we should always give back showing others the goodness of Christ which has continuously filled our lives.

We receive His blessings more than five times out of the year, (the major holiday observance schedule), so why not bless others in the same way we’ve been blessed. I am challenging you all to give as Christ has given unto you on a daily basis. Everyone you come in contact with should know that you are a Christian by your actions and your giving.

So instead of looking at yourself as just a Christian, look at yourself as “God’s Provisional Specialist”, or a GPS for someone else’s life. Sometimes all folks really need is someone who will listen and guide them in the right direction. Think about what it would be like if you didn’t have the voice of the Lord leading and guiding you; where would you be? We are graciously thankful for the blessing of His voice—now let’s share it with others!