Thursday, January 13, 2011

The RIGHT motive....


A good friend of mine posted the most interesting post on facebook.

Pay it Forward 2011:

I promise to personally deliver something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send/deliver something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

When I read this, I thought it was such an awesome idea. I immediately put my name down for a gift from Melinda and quickly went off to post the same rules on my facebook page. I was so excited to see the people commit on my page. I immediately started making gifts for each individual, thinking about their likes and their personalities. The more I thought about it I began to doubt my reasons for participating in this. Was I doing this out of the goodness of my heart or was I doing this simply to be part of the group? It has always bothered me to want to do something just to be a part of "the group". I tried to teach my children to create their own walk in life and if others wanted to follow, let them. If they didn't, enjoy what they were doing and stick to who they are deep inside.

All day this thought lingered over me, constantly asking myself why I was doing this. Then, WHAM... A God Moment..... I was checking my e-mail and there was an e-mail labeled YOUR VERSE FOR THE DAY! It caught my attention because this was the first day that I had received MY VERSE FOR THE DAY! Through all my doubt I was asking God to help me. HE knew the best way to show the answer.... placing it right on my computer screen. I slowly (and I mean slowly because that is the way my computer now works) pulled up the verse and to say the least I was shocked.....
Let all your things be done with charity....

I Corinthians 16:14

What a gentle reminder God gave me as I strive to keep reaching out to serve HIM.

I pray that charity not only reigns in my heart, but shines each and every day in my actions!



6 comments:

RR Mama said...

God is good! And if you're like me you need to see it or feel it smacked right up side your head! Have fun creating. I know they are going to be awesome!!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Yvette,

Thank God we have sunshine here in
Georgia today!

I love these beautiful charm frames!

I wish you a wonderful day my friend!!

Hugs,

Susan
xxoo

slommler said...

The sun is shining in New Mexico today and my spirit is lightened. What a delightful post. Paying it forward always has a profound effect on me. Have fun! It will bless you tremendously
Hugs
SueAnn

Sue said...

Snowed here once again last night. Out to once again shovel the walk. Even though I detest what happen in Arizona I truly feel we should all pray for that troubled young man. That is what God would want.I love your faith in God and you help me be a better person and for that I thank you!
Your friend
Sue

haydens grandma darcey said...

This is a wonderful idea. I am new to your site and i totally love it. thank you for being an encouragement to me and for sharing your faith while you do it.
Darcey Sanders

haydens grandma darcey said...

This is a wonderful idea. I am new to your site and i totally love it. thank you for being an encouragement to me and for sharing your faith while you do it.
Darcey Sanders

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