What is it about doing something affirming that makes you feel good?
For me, my #1 love language is “Acts of service”. Nothing makes me more happy then someone doing something for me and more importantly, me being able to do something else for someone.
I like that doing something good for someone else gets me out of my own head and focusing upon what I have, that can help someone else. Whither its a monetary value or volunteering, I gain greater awareness of who God created me to be and where I fit in HIS plan. It will also let you relearn that your life matters and that others are counting on you to do what you were created to do. Even at the most basic levels, our connections with others really matter.
Simple Samaritan acts of kindness are truly transformational. A few of your encouraging words could be all that is needed to end someone’s contemplation of suicide. Few dollars or even something like a “Pak 4 Pal”, may keep someone from resorting to crime or help aid this individual in just trying to meet a basic need.
A call for justice will give voice to the invisible. God charges us to speak out when we see or hear things that discriminate or even persecute any of his children. Immigrants, refugees, diseased, disabled, and the poor are still our brother and sisters in Christ.
"So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin."
We are responsible for one another and the best part of being responsible is…. we can IMPACT LIVES. We may never truly know how vast our giving leaves and the all the generations our act impacted. Only God can see how your act today can change the course of our Christian family tree. HE is counting on us to show and share HIS love! One life does matter and makes a difference.
"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus."
Let’s commit any of our concerns about others that differ from us to God and go about His business of doing good. He’ll take care of us and lead us to meaningful impact in our world!