I have been asking the Lord to reveal more of His love to me – I want so much more! I realize that many times we look for God’s love in how we “feel” – our emotions. Yes, we can feel His love and Presence that way. I love it when I can feel His love. But do we always recognize His love through those He uses to bless us? Sometimes we see the person and are so thankful for them – but it’s so much deeper. Can we see His heart and love working in and through them? They are His hands and feet. They are expressions of His love for us. How the Lord’s heart must be bursting with love for them when they demonstrate His love for others!
God shows His love and blesses us so often through others. I think of the people in Haiti, Sudan, the poor in this country, the flood victims all over the world. People came together to pray, help monetarily, give food and clothing – even help to build shelters. How God’s love shines through us when we help others.
Sometimes we don’t even realize how much we are a blessing to others – but the recipient notices. Even the smallest thing can make such a difference in a person’s life. A smile, a word of encouragement, checking up on someone who is alone – it all means so much more than we think. It may be such a small thing to us, but means so much to another.
Today, I am thanking God for my good neighbors who will come when it snows to clear my driveway. My neighbors are good examples of His love. I am so blessed to have them as friends. May they receive a double portion of blessings in return!