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 am thinking about the power of small acts.
Recently, we talked about the impact of small gifts. Small acts of kindness can also be impactful. Sometimes our minds can be wired to think that major blessings stem from major acts. This is not always the case.
Many times we may go the extra mile for someone or inconvenience ourselves in a way that the other person will never know. However, God always knows.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I am reminded of Rebekah’s story. In Genesis 24, Abraham directs his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. The servant loads up ten camels with all sorts of gifts for the future wife.
When he reaches the small town at the end of his journey, he meets a woman named Rebekah and asks her for a drink of water. She not only provides him with a drink of water, but she also offers water to all of his camels.
We can only assume to what extent Rebekah inconvenienced herself in offering this water. Providing water for all ten camels likely required many trips back and forth to the stream.
Obviously, the servant saw something special in Rebekah, so he asked her if she would marry Isaac. Her answer was a resounding yes. Despite starting out in a servant role, Rebekah left town with servants of her own after her small act of kindness.
Rebekah’s story is a perfect reminder of the power of small acts of kindness. As you ponder your next act of kindness, remember these words: “Whoever brings blessings will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)
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So today, remember who sees your acts of kindness first.