a blessing from the blessed
Not too long ago I was in the drive through line at Chik-fil-a (delicious by the way, but no pickles for me) and when it was my turn to pay, I was told that the car ahead of me had paid for my meal. I was surprised by that, gave a little wave and honk to the car and then I offered to pay for the car behind me; which I did. The kid who was helping me kind of smiled a funny smile and I asked how long this chain of kindness had been going to which he said, "12 cars in a row, now sir" and of course when I thanked him replied "my pleasure."
I am not saying this to gain your admiration, it was easy to give to another person, even a stranger, because of the blessing that had been given to me. Once we receive a gift, it becomes easier to give a gift. Once we are blessed, it's easier to bless others...to pay it forward so to speak. But here is the thing, someone has to go first. Don't just wait for the car ahead of you...be the first car to give. Don't just pass on a blessing, start the blessing chain.
Luke 6:35 says to "do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return."
Can you bless others, not because of what you will get or have gotten, but just to be a blessing? This could be paying the bill of the car behind you in the drive through or a thousand other ways (make a meal, give a gift, write a note, pray a prayer, send some flowers...). You can be the one who gives and maybe starts a chain of blessing for others.
Let's be a blessing today because we are blessed by the love of a God who gives abundantly.
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