Make Someone’s Day

Post by Victoria Osteen on May 15, 2018
 
 

The other day my son, Jonathan, went out of his way and took time to really make me feel special. I was so appreciative of what he did. I called him up and began to gush, and he said, "Mom, I did it because I knew you'd like it, and I wanted to make you happy. Thanks for all you do for me." That so moved my heart, and I thought, "That's amazing! His generosity and his kindness toward me." We always want our children to be kind and to appreciate what they have because it enriches their lives when they do, so we teach them that and it blesses us. But it also made me want to do something even more special for him.

I believe that's exactly the way it is with our heavenly Father. He wants us to do the things that are going to enrich our life, and when we actually do them, it moves Him. It moves His hand of blessing. God knows exactly how we operate at our highest potential, what is the best for our life. He put us on this earth to be not only for the praise of His glory, but to be His hands, to be His feet, to be His kindness, to be His compassion to others. He knows that when we are giving Him praise and finding our purpose in expressing that praise by helping others, we're at our highest potential. When we say to God, "I not only give You my praise, but I'm going to show You my thankfulness by my expressions and my actions toward others," He is moved by that. There's nothing closer to the heart of God than His children doing something good for someone else.

There is a principle in God's Word that says, "Give, and it will be given to you" (Luke 6:38). "Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Galatians 6:7). When you do something for someone else—take them to a doctor's appointment, pick them up when their car is broken down, call them, cheer them up, do something that no one else can do for them—God's going to do special things for you. When we go out and make someone else's day, we're saying, "God, thank You for making my day" because when you make someone else's day, God will make your day. When God sees you blessing others, He blesses you, and there are no blessings to compare with the blessings of Almighty God.

So make someone's day, knowing that God is going to make your day.

 

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