And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
–Hebrews 10: 24-25 (NIV)
Over my lifetime, many times I have asked myself, “What’s in it for me?” As I’ve continued on my journey, I have realized that it’s not all about me.
This scripture encourages me to spur one another on in love and good deeds. I am reminded to attend church because we need the encouragement and support of others. My presence in worship is to reach out to others to greet, welcome, and help them feel wanted and loved. Without being present, I do not have a chance to do my part. We cannot underestimate the power of words and actions in uplifting others and leaving a positive impression.
I feel an obligation to pass it along if I want continued growth myself. I continue to remind myself, it’s not about me. It is what I do for others by my presence and involvement.
PRAYER: God, please give me the spirit to want to share with my presence in worship and my daily walk with you. Let me never meet a stranger or miss an opportunity to do a good deed in doing your will. Amen.
THOUGHT: Our presence is a priceless gift in the journey of life.
written by: Eddie Warren
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