Have you had your JOY JUICE today? May I suggest that you intentionally go out of your way today to share some with a stranger?
Strangers come into our lives daily! When we go to the store, many of the fellow shoppers & clerks are strangers to us. We sit in church some Sundays with people we don’t know on a personal level. As we rush about our busy days, we encounter many strangers in need of a smile and an encouraging word.
Do we go out of our way to share the JOY of the Lord with them? Or do we simply look the other way with our own agenda in mind?
Consider how many times we may have disappointed our Lord by not taking advantage of the “divine appointment” he set up for us!
· Remember that young mother with the tired, cranky, little ones trying to check out at the grocery store? She may simply have needed a word of encouragement or a little help while she paid for her groceries.
· What about the older gentleman who was having trouble walking from his car into the doctor’s office? Should we have offered an extra hand to help him feel steady on his feet…and maybe open that heavy door for him as he entered? We never know when a small act of kindness might be the healing touch that stranger needs to make it through his day.
Ephesians 4:32 was one of the Bible verses many of us learned as children…..”Be ye kind, one to another. “ That applies to strangers, too! So, go out of your way to share God’s kindness today. Have the gift of JOY ready for all the divine appointments God has lined up for you!
Drink your JOY JUICE faithfully and carry a double serving for the strangers God will bring your way!