Throw Out That Food

This is not about diet. This is not about any recall. This is not even about my displeasure to see, to say the name of, and especially to eat veggies. It is about throwing bread out. Cast it out there.

In the philosophical bent of the wisest man to ever live, a writer once told his readers to cast their bread out on the water. He goes on to say you will see it return in many days. (Ecc. 11.1) This is not about investment and industry. It is about doing good, being a blessing to others. You may not see results, but in the long run you will.

This week, I was greatly blessed by some peeps. A text encouraged me in saying a long time absent church member is coming back. Another shared about how God has been touching their heart lately, specifically in our worships.

I am not looking on the mirror right now, and saying what a stud of a preacher. There are far better that speak elegantly and look so much better. But I was blessed.

So, on day five of my five day challenge, I am committing to be a better blessing to others. To look for ways brighten someone’s day. To be used as an instrument in helping, serving, and touching someone’s journey though this world.

And I want to start at home. So each weekday morning, I desire to say a blessing over my wife. To encourage her, challenge her, and ask God to use her at her job and throughout her day. I am not there at her office, rarely see her from 7a to 6p. But I want her to know she has a purpose and an opportunity each and every day.

She left before I woke today. So here is my blessing to her, may she receive it and be encouraged –

May the God who works all things out show Himself in small, yet intense ways

Not in thunder or epic moves, but in simple, intimate ways you know it’s Him

May you reflect His grace to those around you

What can each of us do …

  • Put candy on your desk
  • Be a secret Santa all year long
  • Always smile and have positive words to say
  • Tip a bit extra at lunch
  • Text someone randomly and say God loves them
  • Even text a random number not on your contact list, freak a stranger out
  • Call your credit card customer service just to say thank you for their service
  • Bake cookies for the Police, Fire, bus driver, Uber or anyone.
  • On a business trip, buy cookies for the night auditor (an often unappreciated position)

Be creative. Be a blessing. Cast that out on the water. In the end … you’ll be the one blessed.

To every reader, you are a blessing to me. The numbers I see are not just statistics but individuals who share their day with me. Thank you.

Have a great day.


My first five of 2020 to do every day.

Day 5 … be a blessing to someone

Day 4 … let others see Jesus in you

Day 3 … sing more, it’s healthy

Day 2 … power of staying positive

Day 1 … live with eternity in mind

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