The Widow’s Gift
21 He looked up and saw the rich dropping their offerings into the temple treasury.2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two tiny coins.[a] 3 “I tell you the truth,” He said. “This poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4 For all these people have put in gifts out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”
There are things in life God will prompt you to do. We many times expect them to be heroic acts like leaping tall buildings with a single bound or stopping locomotives to save “Sweet Polly Purebred“! But more times than not, we don’t see “Sweet Polly” tied to train tracks, nor are we required to leap over skyscrapers! It is the still small voice of the Holy Spirit that tells us to do those “little” seemingly insignificant things that blesses people the most!
If you asked married couples what means most to them, they will tell you things their mates would be surprised to hear. A husband may appreciate his wife for the simple fact that she watches the money she spends so that her husband is not put under a stress and strain. For a wife it may be the fact her husband has eyes for her and her alone! Not the fact that he is bringing home flowers, chocolates, tickets to grand vacations, or any other materialistic thing. It is the little things money cannot buy that shows one was thinking of the other and that love shows through.
This applies to friendships, members of your church family, or people God leads you to just to bless with a kind word, deed, or a simple act of kindness. What is small to you is huge to someone else!
When Jesus and his disciples were in the temple and the widow gave everything she had, though it was so little, in Jesus’ eyes it was great! Why? Because she gave everything she had out of love for God with no thought to herself!
The Bible tells us when we die to ourselves, that is really when we begin to truly live! There is such joy and fulfillment in loving Jesus and serving Him with all of our hearts, even to the point of forgetting about ourselves so we can be keenly aware of others, just as He would have us to be!
God said He sets Himself up and looks for someone to bless! We are to act like our Father! We should be looking for opportunities to step in and be a blessing to someone. Don’t forget, there are no small blessings to the one who is being blessed! Step out and know what you have to give is more than good enough…to someone it may be everything!!
Stop back in tomorrow for “Spirit Filled Life Christian Devotions”. I hope you are blessed by them, precious reader! Juliana