Blessed To Be A Blessing
Proverbs 11:24-25 – “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer…Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” In other words, pay it forward and you will be blessed even more.
Yesterday, I had the cutest thing happen to me. I was standing in the cheese aisle at the grocery store when a man came up to me with his phone in hand and in a strong African country accent, he asked me if I could help. He showed me a text message from his friend that listed the ingredients for what I think was Chicken Spaghetti. It said, “Big can of cream of chicken, a can of rotel, chicken, shredded cheese and Velveeta.” Must have been a man writing…
His wife was standing next to him with their buggy that held 3 pkgs of spaghetti noodles. His question was what kind of cheese to get.
By the time it was said and done, I had to tell them how to cook it from start to finish. I explained what temperature for the oven, how long to cook it, what Rotel tomatoes were and where to find them, what Velveeta was, etc. They thanked me profusely and went to find the Rotel. As I approached the self-check out, there they were checking out with all the ingredients. I asked where they were from and she proudly answered, “We are from Nigeria.” I loved on them, told them welcome to our country, and God bless you!! They just smiled and thanked me again, saying God bless you, too!
Shopping in a foreign country
I remember what it feels like to be in a strange country. You can’t recognize food products. The labels are in another language and you have to depend on the picture to tell you what something is. Here was an opportunity to pass on all the help I’ve received over the years from total strangers. And you know what? It made me feel all gooey inside to be nice and helpful. I have to remember that sometimes! God has blessed my life so abundantly. I can take what I have received and pay it forward. As I do, God blesses me more and I am sufficiently watered. Blessed to be a blessing. You just can’t out give God!
So go out into your world today and pay those blessings forward!