What is your beautiful work which manifests as an expression of love?
Mine is writing to you each week.
And can you believe it? This week marks my one-year anniversary as a blogger. With trepidation and a huge feeling of vulnerability, I hit the send button on July 17, 2019.
To commemorate my milestone, I took a walk down memory lane by reading my journal from this time last year. I had written this scripture:
Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them towards acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love.
I found this note written under the scripture……. —–> ‘this is the founding scripture for my blog.’
I immediately forgot this scripture was my founding scripture for my blog, because when I found it, I was surprised.
BUT! I love it and will use it as I move forward.
In fact, to jump into year two…… let’s just stop for a minute and use our imagination coupled with God’s instructions….
What would our world look like RIGHT NOW if we all worked towards –
- Acts of compassion
- Beautiful works as expressions of love
In my imagination, I see:
- Picking up a dropped item
- People smiling at one another
- Paying for the order in line behind you
- Sending an email or snail mail note to say thank you
- No more assumptions! If you don’t know, don’t assume.
- Putting a grocery cart back for someone while you take your own
- Reaching out to someone with COVID to drop off groceries at their door
- Offering an extra helping of grace surrounding all the hot topics of our day
- Greeting with ‘tell me about your day’ rather than ‘how are you’, then really listen
- Upon reading a request for prayer, stopping to send a DM with your prayer typed out
It doesn’t take a ton of effort to follow Hebrews 10:24. I know for myself, it’s the little things which matter most.
In a world full of division, fear, misinformation and discord……
……… let’s be the LOVE that can be seen.
P.S. You made my first year of blogging incredible.
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