Wednesday’s Words: The Best Thing

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

 “The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”  Arthur Balfour

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Do you doubt the power of ‘little’ things?

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

When you’ve lived long enough you come to realise it’s the little things of the world that make a big difference. I remember the times for instance when I’ve sent an e-card to a friend or written what I refer to as a ‘word hug’ in a short e-mail only to hear: “Thank you so much! That was exactly what I needed to hear!” Thing is I didn’t have a clue as to what was happening in his or her life, I only knew that in the same way I could do with a kind word from time to time then someone else out there must need it too.

In these days of down-sizing, lay-offs, divorce, loss of loved ones, famine and war, I know for sure that God can do big things through the little things (usually costing us nothing but time and sincerity) we offer; we just have to keep on offering and never ever give up on humanity.

Let’s ask ourselves:

  • What little thing can we do today?
  • What support will we give to the person who is struggling on this journey called life?
  • Who can we call or send a note of encouragement to?
  • Do we know someone who simply needs a physical hug with a warm smile?
  • Maybe we can offer a friend a home-cooked meal or some other treat?
  • Can we make time to visit a nursing home and just hold someone’s hand or listen as they share their stories with us?
  • Who can we love even more than we love ourselves, or forgive even as God has forgiven us?

In reality, the little opportunities to make a big difference in someone’s life are endless . In other words, you could be the miracle they never even realised they were looking for! As Jesus said in Matthew chapter 9 verse 37: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” There is indeed much to be done to make the world a better place and there’s no better time than the present for us to pay our blessings forward … let’s not wait until it’s too late to start a movement ♥ ♥ ♥

That was your absolute last chance!

Another chance! | Photo source: Microsoft
Forgiven! | Photo source: Microsoft

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”  Isaiah 43:25 (NIV)

 

You made a mistake.  You regret it big time.  You said words you wish you could take back.  You did something to get back at someone.  You told a little white lie that’s become a big black cloud hanging over your head.  Where is the rewind button when you need it?  Continue reading That was your absolute last chance!