God did not create giving for His sake. He created giving for our sakes! We're most like our wonderful, gracious Father when we're at our most generous. And not only that, giving to others in the name of Jesus further expands our capacity to receive, releasing God to multiply what He’s entrusted to us.
That's why I want to share a new initiative this ministry recently launched---one that I would love for you to be a part of. It’s called Bless A Life but before I go on, please understand that this is not just a ministry campaign. It’s a way of life to which Jesus has called us.
He said in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
That’s what Bless A Life is all about – making a difference in the lives of those around you and pointing them to Jesus in the process!
Whether through mowing your neighbor’s lawn or buying the food for the car behind you at the drive-through, no act is too small to have a profound impact. In fact, it’s the sometimes seemingly small blessings of individuals that will make the largest impact on others.
And what’s more, this is an initiative we’re going to take part in together!
If you’ll go to BlessALife.tv, you’ll see a space for testimonies so we can encourage and inspire each other around how the Lord is using us to help others. You can also find ideas for how you can “bless a life,” such as . . .
Delivering a meal or treat to a neighbor or coworker.
Paying for someone’s coffee or meal behind you in the drive-through.
Sending a note of encouragement to someone.
Leaving a big tip for a waiter or waitress.
Baking goodies and taking them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
Praying for your neighborhood, school, or local business.
Spending an afternoon helping out at a homeless shelter.
There is truly no limit to the ways you can bless the lives of those around you! As you do, let the rest of us know on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #BlessALife. It's not about boasting or patting yourself on the back. It's about letting the rest of us know that we're not in this alone. That we're part of a movement that God is using to change lives and eternal destinies.