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Archive for June 26th, 2007

  1. Get rid of guilt.  (your sins and mistakes are under the blood.)
  2. Get into the WORD
  3. Establish a place to be alone with God.
  4. Read the stories of great Christians.
  5. Remove yourself from the company of fearful and negative people.
  6. Overcome the pride of not telling your pastor, family and/or friends that you are discouraged and need prayer.
  7. Offer up the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving.
  8. Focus on God and His reputaion. He is a winner. He is a success.
  9. Eat a well balanced diet.
  10.  STOP thinking if I, Me and Mine so much.

Some ideas for you to help others.  When we are busy thinking of how we can BE a blessing and not always how we can RECEIVE a blessing, then we will be happy.

  • Give a good dress/suit to a new convert.

  • Sponser a needy young person for youth camp.

  • Give an inspirational book to someone who is discouraged.

  • Take magazines and literature to women’s shelters, jails and doctor’s offices.

  • Hug and compliment a child each day. (start with your own)

  • Attend  prayer meeting.

  • Send flowers to someone on their first day of a new job.

  • Stay with a shut-in, giving the caregiver the day off.

  • Give special support to those suffering from depression.

  • Invite the widows in your church and community/neghborhood to your house for a special meal.

  • Ladies, show someone how you do your hair.

  • Send  cards to the sick and shut-ins, notes to church visitors, cards for all occasions.

  • Hand out candy canes and cards at the hospitals during Christmas.

  • Give Christain Music to new converts.

  • Send a form letter to bereaved families in your city-addresses are in the paper in the                           obituararies section.

  • Clean the house of someone who has been ill.

  • Have a family picnic outing and invite your neighbors.

  • Purchase gift certificates at the grocery store and give to needy families.

  • Get a pen-pal in missions.

  • Volunteer for an after school tutoring program.

  • Teach an English class to immigrants.

  •       Start a box of testimony in which you put memoirs of blessing.  Open from time to time,                                             read and rejoice.

  • Take the time to teach a young lady the art of being a gracious hostess.

  • Do something nice for someone who will never find out.

  • EVERY DAY show your family how much you love them with your words, with your touch, and with your thoughtfulness.

  • Compliment three people every day.

  • ….Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God’s family with you, the believers].  Galatians 6:10  Amplified Bible

I know you can’t do every one of these things but look over the list and see what fits you.  And don’t be afraid to stretch yourself.  Remember it is ALWAYS more blessed to give then to receive.

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