Give Yourself the Gift of Blessing Someone Else!

Happy Tuesday!

Three days to Christmas. Everybody doing ok? Are you sure? I really care and I’m really praying for you this morning! When I wrote yesterdays blog, I had no idea how much of a RIGHT NOW message it would turn out to be! All day long, I kept getting all of these bizarre discouraging thoughts… and instead of letting them dominate my world, I went back to, ‘Urgent Vision: 4 More Days 2 a Perfect Christmas!‘ The blog really helped… so thank you God!

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Give YOURSELF the Gift of Blessing Someone Else!

Acts 20:35 And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Last night, we held a silent auction for a local family that recently lost their house in a fire. Felt good being a small part of that charitable event. I pray God takes our expression of love and mixes it with a hundred more just like it, and blesses that family with a Merry Christmas.

It’s amazing how much better we feel about our own lives EVERY time we do something GOOD for someone else!

Yesterday, my Redneck Chef (Kevin Myers) dropped off a Christmas basket with homemade jellies (blueberry, peach, and candy apple) and bread. He’s such a kind man! When I walked out to his truck to thank his wife, I found she had just gotten back from her kidney dialysis treatment… and here they were dropping off a Christmas gift to their Pastor! I hope Kevin & Pam know how much that WARMED my heart!

It’s amazing how much better we feel about our own lives EVERY time we do something GOOD for someone else!

Tonight, we host our third and final DFC leadership Christmas party here at the Balsamo residence. I actually COOKED for this one! Made a Peanut Butter Magic Bar Dessert all by myself! This is the very first thing I have ever cooked by following a recipe in my entire life! It felt good making something delicious for my dear friends! Those magic bars are cooked with LOVE!

It’s amazing how much better we feel about our own lives EVERY time we do something GOOD for someone else!

You still have three days left to do something GOOD for some special person in your circle.

Think about this ALL DAY LONG today… look around… who’s hurting? who’s lonely? who’s had the roughest year anyone can imagine? who’s got it so much worse than you do? Reach out and WATCH how much CHEER rushed back into your own HEART! There is someone in EVERY circle waiting to BLESS YOU as YOU REACH OUT and BLESS THEM.

This Christmas, give YOURSELF the gift of blessing someone else!

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Tomorrow night is the annual Destiny Family Center Christmas party! Everyone is supposed to bring something yummy and a $5 gift for the gift exchange… and we’ll be having all kind of fun together!

I love you all… praying for you so much this morning… keep your focus on the right things all day long!

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!

Chuck

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3 thoughts on “Give Yourself the Gift of Blessing Someone Else!

  1. IN ALL HONESTY I WAS A BIT BUMBED OUT AFTER DIALYSIS(ROUGH TREATMENT)AND THEN KEVIN-MY HUBBY PICKED ME UP SANTA CLAUSE HAT ON WITH BASKETS FULL OF GOODIES ALL LOADED UP IN THE TRUCK AND HE GRINNED AND HANDED ME MY ELF HAT AND SAID"COME ON LETS PLAY SANTA CLAUS" ALL I COULD DO WAS GRIN AND HIT THE ROAD A SMILING ..HOW MUCH JOY FOR SOMETHING SO SIMPLE BUT THE LOVE WE SHARED WITH OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS WAS WORTH A MILLIOM BUCKS HAND OVER FISTS..CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT THE JOY OF THE LORD..WE ALL HAVE IT INSIDE IT JUST NEEDS A STICK OF DYNOMITE TO SOMETIMES SURFACE THRU THE ROUGHEST EXTERIORS..SO EVERYONE LET IT SHINE TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH AND MAKE THIS THE BEST SEASON YET.

  2. This is soooo true! My favorite part of Christmas is giving gifts to everyone else. I really have a hard time accepting gifts, although God has certainly been working on me with that one. LOL That makes the joy of giving that much better for me! I love the look on someones face when you give them something you know they will love, or just something from the heart.

    Doing good things for someone else is always amazing. I know that for me it can even get me through the hard times. When I was in the hospital with Nechemya the one thing that made me feel better everytime was when I was on the phone checking up on the people around me. You just can't beat that!! It is such a great feeling!! I pray everyone gets the chance to bless someone else this Christmas season!

  3. How amazing! I have just caught up on all the blizzard blogs and the result: The Christmas Spirit is finally starting to seep in! I didn't realize I had momentarily lost my "jolly"! And Pam and Elaine are walking, talking, GIVING examples of what charity is all about! Those two women are the biggest blessers I know and my heart is swelling so full with love for them I may just call them up right now and tell them!

    Thanks for being so faithful every day, Pastor Chuck! You and Emily and Coree and Heaven are biggest blessers too! And for those reading this… it doesn't cost much to be a big giver. You never know how completely you can redeem someone's bad week with just a pat on the back or a joke!

    Anyway,I can't wait for church–I miss my family so much!! 🙂