Ever had one of those weeks? Last week was mine. My husband was out of state on business, I had several speaking engagements, work, plus tending to the children by myself (with the sitter's help at night). Needless to say, my plate was full and I didn't need anything else added to it. That all changed when I received a phone call from a fellow church member.
She called to let me know about a family in our church who had just had a baby. She asked if I could take a meal to the family, whom I didn't know. "Sure," I said as I gritted my teeth. Inside I'm thinking, "I don't have time for this. I can barely remember to put deodorant on before I go to work!" So last Friday, I made a meal and dessert between keeping the kids, cleaning house, working out and getting ready for work. My attitude wasn't the best but I had already committed. Then I read 2 Corinthians 9:10, "Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
I want to be made 'rich in every way so that I can be generous on every occasion'. But if I do for others only when its convenient for me, what good am I?
I visited with the new mom for a few minutes, loved on her new baby boy and talked with her 2 other children. She has her hands full! I left knowing I had blessed someone else for the day, even if it wasn't the best of circumstances for me.