“I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift” (Romans 1:11).
We ought to always have a desire to be a blessing to those whom we love. God sends many of His best spiritual gifts through human hearts and hands. There could be no better morning prayer, as we go out for the day, than that we may be permitted to carry some help, comfort, instruction, inspiration, courage, or cheer to every life that our life touches. There are always those who need such help. No aim in life is nobler than to be a help to others in all gentle, quiet ways.
We should make sure, too, that it is the best we have that we impart to others. There are times when the best thing we can do for a person is to make them laugh. But there are other gifts which we should seek to impart. Sometimes it is cheer to a disheartened spirit. Sometimes it is comfort for sorrow. Sometimes it is the inspiration of a fresh thought which we have found. We should at least make sure that to everyone we meet, we are ready to impart some gift which will do him good, and be a blessing to him.
“As we meet and touch each day The many travelers on our way, Let every such brief contact be A glorious, helpful ministry; The contact of the soil and seed, Each giving to the other’s need, Each helping on the other’s best, And blessing, each, as well as blest.”
In what small way can you bless someone you love today?
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for the King’s glory,
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