“I, Paul, am an apostle on special assignment for Christ, our living hope. Under God our Savior’s command, I’m writing this to you, Timothy, my son in the faith. All the best from our God and Christ be yours!”(I Timothy 1:1 MSG)
I don’t know about you, but I would love to receive a letter which opened this way! And friend, you and I are equally capable of writing letters this way, and so much more, with His help!
This week, I mailed out 6 encouragement cards to a few gals I know, and texted 50 this morning, to boost their hope. Because my gifts lie in words & worship, and the ones I am called to bless are women, I know how I can best bless when God asks me to do so. I don’t share this to toot my own horn, but to encourage you to do what He is asking of you today, right where you are.
Paul was a great speaker, who ended up writing when he was placed in solitary isolation aka home prison. His words are still being read, studied, prayed over and changing lives ever since. He was obedient to follow God’s promptings as to what to do next.
If you are a baker/cook like my daughter, you can bless your family and neighbors with home cooked goods – coz let’s face it, we all get tired of our own cooking after a while! If you love to serve, offer to pick up groceries or medications for someone in need. If you are an extrovert & love to chat, call your fam & friends and bless them with your voice. f you are crafty, make something to brighten another’s day. If you are a nurse or doctor, your healing ways are so appreciated right now. If you are still working, start with greeting people with a smile.
Any skill/item and anyone in His hands can become a blessing when we follow His lead.
If he can take murderers (Paul & David), stutterers (Moses), prostitutes (Rahab), tax collectors (Matthew), cheaters (Jacob), enemy bound (Mary Magdalene), even 5 loaves & 2 fish, and use them to advance His Kingdom here on earth, rest assured He can use us too! Even if we are doing our part to flatten the curve in this season of social distancing.