“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
Marcie was a social butterfly who was active in both her community and her church. She taught Sunday school to little kids, worked with the seniors ministry, and handed out meals to the homeless.
Marcie built a huge network of people because she was so active. She could easily recommend the best plumber, mechanic, or handyman around. She always knew who was looking for work and who was hiring.
It wasn’t until she was helping a newly divorced father find a babysitter that Marcie realized how helpful her network was. She felt blessed that she knew so many wonderful people.
So, Marcie asked a friend who was gifted with administration to help her organize a list of people she knew along with their contact information. The purpose of the list was so she could keep up with events in their personal lives and pray over them.
After completing the list, Marcie quickly discovered that she could help members connect with others in need even faster and she became the go-to source in her neighborhood.
Consider starting your own contact list. If known, add the dates of special events like birthdays and anniversaries. This will help you stay in touch with others and bless them throughout the year.
God, relationships are so valuable to You! Help me to treat everyone I meet and know with kindness and love. I want to shine Your light for all the world to see! In Jesus’ name, Amen.