This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)
Today I thinking about the importance of being willing to go that extra mile for someone. Many times I feel immediate joy in going the extra mile for someone especially when I know they really need it.
But then there are those times when I struggle to go the extra mile for myself, much less someone. I can be exhausted, over-extended, or not really in the mood. But I have learned that it is on these occasions that we should push ourselves to go the extra mile.
Remember, God always knows when we are pushing our limits.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I think of the story of Rebekah. In this story, Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac, his son. The servant loaded up ten camels with all sorts of gifts for Isaac’s future wife. When the servant reached the town of his destination, he saw Rebekah at the well and asked her for a drink of water. Rebekah not only gave the man a drink of water, but drew water for all ten of his camels. We can only imagine the extent that Rebekah inconvenienced herself bringing up all that water.
The servant may not have known of Rebekah’s sacrifice that day but God knew. And in the end, Rebekah was asked to marry Isaac and would become a very blessed young woman.
The Words that I use to inspire me are, “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11: 25 (ESV)
Please share this reflection with others as they also desire to be inspired.
So today, please God and go that extra mile for someone else.