Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blessed is the giver

“And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.” Heb. 7:7

Have you ever felt like your efforts to guide, counsel and love someone who needs help have gone unnoticed and unappreciated? There are times in our lives when we feel led to pour all our heart and wisdom into someone who is in a difficult circumstance – either spiritually, mentally or physically. We pray, we give, we love. We get involved because we care enough to want to see that person whole. The cost to us is not taken into account, but sometimes that cost is higher in the end than we anticipated.

But there is someone who notices our sacrifices and offerings of support. Jesus calls us to be like Him, and any time we reach out in love and concern, we are showing Jesus to the world – even if it’s just our own little sphere of influence. It still brings Him honor and glory to extend grace, mercy and love, even when we aren’t rewarded with so much as a “thank you”.

God is the One we hope to please. He understands that giving the blessing is more important than getting one. He is our supreme example. Don’t be afraid to move forward with what you have to offer others. God will see and say “well done.”

Lord, humble me to serve you better. Let me not be hindered by pride or jealousy.


  1. Hi Jan,

    I'm so grateful that even if our kindness goes unnoticed, God ALWAYS notices. I try to keep that in mind so that any "negative" human response can roll off my back.

    A beautiful post spotlighting a powerful spiritual truth.

  2. Often but there is some cool feeling when you are giving your life away constantly- you barely have a chance to look up and notice!

  3. So true Julie and Jennie. We are to keep busy being a part of the bigger picture.