Can you think of a time when someone lifted your spirits and made your day by a small act of kindness? When that happens, you are blessed! Well, I’m suggesting that as Christians we need to be blessing others. And to help us get in the habit of giving away blessings, we have designed a set of 31 lovely cards—a whole month of blessings with a short Bible verse, which you can give away to someone, as God leads you. They’re on our website now for you to print and give away.
For example, if someone has worked really hard and completed a difficult task, you could give the card which says, “Well done, good and faithful servant. . . Come and share your master’s happiness!” from Matthew 25. Along with the card you could give words of blessing, as you compliment that person on work well done. It could be a coworker or a child who just improved his grades at school or a mate who completed a tough assignment. Don’t you think that would be a blessing to them?
You know, there’s always people in our churches who are the servant people—the ones who are doing the “dirty work,” the behind-the-scenes work, and are so very faithful. They don’t get a lot of recognition. Suppose you gave that person the card, which says, “Serve one another in love,” while thanking them for their life of service. I can only imagine how blessed they would be, just to know their service is noticed and appreciated.
There could be an occasion where your word of blessing could be a challenge to a person, at just the right moment, given in the right spirit. Take this give-away card, which says, “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” This little card, given with words of encouragement and understanding, empathizing with the difficulty of forgiveness but helping them remember that they will find freedom through forgiveness—well, it could really be a blessing to them, don’t you think?
There are so many people in my life who have blessed me and continue to do so. I just don’t know how I would carry on without them. We need each other. And we can be a blessing to others. So, be a blessing today. You’ll find this set of 31 cards to help you develop this gift of giving away blessings here.