Each of us will go through our share of difficult times, and there will be moments when it will feel like we are the only ones experiencing difficulties. It is in those moments that we will hear of something that someone else is going through and realize that there are others who have it worst off than us. It does not make a difference how good or bad our days may be, we are blessed, and we are blessed to be a blessing. When God allows us to be a blessing it should not be for a public broadcast, but simply because we want to help someone who is in need. The Scripture reminds us that, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. I encourage you today to be a blessing to someone and not post it on social media. Bless some who is in need, and when you do, you will be blessed by helping someone who needed it. Don’t give to receive, but give because you know that The Lord has blessed you. If you do something for likes on social media, those likes will be your reward, but when you are a blessing to be a blessing, then your reward comes from God Himself. I thank God for every blessing that He has given to me, and I know that He has blessed me to be a blessing. Since I will be a blessing, I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Thank you Lord for every blessing you have given to me. Thank you for allowing me to be a blessing to someone else. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY