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Ladies Bible Study Friday, April 22

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1 John 3:18

Dear Children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

 What if each of us did just one thing every day for someone else to brighten their day?  What if we even just started this weekend in honor of Jesus and the price He paid for us?  You can start with simple things like complimenting someone that seems down or maybe you can afford to give that single Mom some money or a gift card on Sunday for her and her children to be able to go out for lunch.

The reason most of us don’t reach out is because there is a price to be paid to invest in others but when we become so busy that we are too busy to show the love of Christ we are missing out on God’s greatest blessings.  The happiest people around are those who invest their time and money into helping others and blessing others.  We are naturally self-centered and putting others before yourself is a habit most people have to perform on purpose until it comes more natural.  If you are bored in your walk with Christ it could be because you aren’t helping enough other people.

When we are consumed with ourselves instead of others it leaves a wide open door for Satan to attack us. One of the key ways he likes to attack us is our thoughts all of a sudden everything is about you and what you want, what will make you comfortable, what can someone do for me, I’m not doing anything for him if he isn’t going to do something for me or maybe she or he hurt my feelings so I’m not going to talk to them.  When we are focused on others we don’t have time to worry about nonsense garbage like that and we quickly brush those thoughts off.

Let’s try it this weekend.  Reach out to someone on purpose this weekend ask God to show you opportunities to serve others and set yourself aside for the weekend in honor of Jesus.  See how much more blessed you feel by the end of the weekend after you have spent the time blessing others!

Quote: “It’s not the things you get but the hearts you touch that will determine your success in life.”  Mac Anderson

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Janet Scott is an author, speaker and certified life coach. Janet loves to encourage women in their daily walk with the Lord.

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