|Do It Out of Love|
|Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:02|
BY Berlie G. Yap
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”’ (1 Cor. 10:31, ESV)
It cannot be a daily thing, but there are really some time, or even unexpectedly moments, where needy people come to you to ask for help. So you extend your assistance. In such moments, become reminded that you ought to help others, not because you wanted a return or that you want to brag it around to the rest. Please rather understand, take the opportunity to glorify our maker. In other words, help others out of love!
Needy folks are not necessarily beggars who tail around you, while you are about to enter a church. They can be your closer friends, relatives or even complete strangers. In fact, they may be a little moneyed also, but they seek your help because they are quite unacquainted to such a thing they asked you to do for them.
Those to ask help from you come in different forms and in different times, despite we ought to remain unchanged—help them whole-heatedly. Another thing, other people may pay you for your professional job, place this truth in your heart as well: give them your utmost strength. The performance of your service must not be short from your expected best.
Pursue to be an excellent worker; never be satisfied to give half-hazard products to your clientele or simple customers. The principle is relative, God equipped you with all the abilities under heaven, so that when you do your job, you may be able to perform them to the highest, and never a second-best.
Generally, people everywhere love to patronize quality products, because they are durable and trustworthy. But comes any inexpensive product, the immediate presumption: such is less in quality then. Remember, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Prov. 22:1, ESV)
One of my brothers came by here in Zamboanga City for two weeks. He and his wife are already presently residing in Pagadian City. They asked me help to process the papers of their daughter. Well, I’m still little freer, so I said yes. We were able to comply all of them in a shorter time, than the usual longer weeks. God must have favored us, in the process.
We finished everything yesterday. The couple was very happy. They thanked me; I just smiled back to them, and of course affirmed our being a family—who are to help each other always. We bid our farewell then, because they were on a hurry too to be home. My elder brother’s asthma was triggered, due to the heat in Zamboanga City. They are already used to the shade of the trees around their house in Pagadian City.
My brother stayed to his son’s apartment in San Jose. He needed to adjust a bit. Thus, the completion of their daughter’s papers was a full relief, especially to my brother. With regards to me—I felt also the privilege that I was able to touch them in the humblest way I could. Thus, I scribble this particular thought, due to the inspiration I gleaned, when I helped my brother.
We also cannot know or tell when we need other’s helps. Remember, nobody is an island. It will not be a matter of IF thing, but a WHEN circumstance. God allows situations to cross our paths, to teach us valuable reasons—that we are to help each other. Ours will then become a better world, if we help each other with all of our hearts.
Why robbers rob, thieves steal, because of the absence of care! When persons only think about themselves and are without even a slight conviction to care others, the usual end is trouble. I just lost my car’s battery. It happened last Black Saturday. It rained heavily on that day, so a thief had all his necessary chance to pull my car’s battery.
I’ll be candid, when I found the situation the following day, I also felt bad about it. But what can I do, I also did not know who did it. Besides, cursing is not my lifestyle. Hence, I maintained my good attitude and mumbled prayers of conviction for the thief who did it. My suspicion, the person who did it, must have greater needs. So he stole my car’s battery.
Anyways, going back to what I said earlier, let’s be blessings to others, when any opportunity comes. Saint Luke said empathically, in the book of Acts and quoting Jesus’ own words, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.”’ (Acts 20:35, ESV)
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