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“What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.”

– Psalms 116:12-14

As I mentioned yesterday, the Christian community is willing to take in abandoned children and provide assistance to the poor. We help the elderly, care for the sick and abandoned people. Jesus and the early church modeled this, and we, as God’s children, can adopt this practice today by honoring those who are considered undesirable or small in society’s eyes.  

Besides serving those abandoned, there is also an opportunity to express to them that their gifts are valuable and that they have something to offer. Isn’t that part of the gift of taking someone in, to show them how they can contribute something valuable to their community as well? It’s possible to think that your contribution and service are not as celebrated compared to what your neighbor is doing. Still, I am confident everyone has something unique and special to offer  When I was in business school, Dan Cathy, the former CEO of Chick-fil-A, spoke. Back then, Chick-fil-A was a small franchise. He described how they train and serve their customers. Thank you is always met with “It’s my pleasure.” 

Friend, Chick-fil-A is a successful company, as we all know. The response “It’s my pleasure” is their way of making every customer feel special! God gives us all something to offer, special ways we can acknowledge others—this can be through smiles, support, or a simple encouraging word! Take advantage of the opportunity to make a big impact with your service!

Prayer


Father, show me how I can serve others with my valuable gifts.

Reflection


If you were to acknowledge someone in a special way, what would that look like?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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