Keller: It’s more blessed to give than to receive

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sunday morning, a friend of mine called me all excited and said, “Keller, I have to share something with you. I can’t tell this to other people, but I know you’ll understand.”

He then shared, “I stopped at a convenient store a get a cup of coffee. The cashier was a middle-aged lady who had a bad attitude and didn’t mind showing it. She seemed to be mad at the world. Initially, I let her spirit affect the joy that I had, but God soon reminded me that I didn’t know what she was experiencing in her life. He challenged me to encourage her, so after I paid for the coffee, I handed her 20 dollars. She was shocked! ‘What’s that for?’ she asked. ‘I just wanted to bless you.’ I don’t know if she said thanks, but that didn’t matter, because I had obeyed God.”

After hearing this, I was reminded that it’s more blessed to give than to receive.

In the course of our conversation, I told him that not many people we know will ever have a joyous, godly meeting like he had that morning. They are comfortable with money and material possessions, but selfishness will prevent them from encouraging people that are less fortunate.

My friend was anxious to share that encounter with me and I was as excited as he was to hear it.

After we hung up, I thanked God for the people He puts in my life.

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