June 20, 2008
“The King will reply,'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
Hayley Grace and Sydney liked each other from the moment they met. They immediately bonded over music, dancing, making up cheers, and selling rocks. That’s right, I said selling rocks. Allow me to explain.
My family sponsors a child named Maria through Compassion International. Maria lives in
One day, Hayley Grace was over at her friend Sydney’s house. She told her about Maria and how by giving just a little bit of money each month, Maria’s life has been changed. They decided to raise money together to make a difference in the life of a child.
The story doesn’t end there. Donna and Sydney have also decided to sponsor a child through Compassion International. As the Lord would have it, their child is a little girl named Nataly, the same age as Maria and also living in
There are many qualities of a good friendship, but when friends serve together, something special happens. They bond by being together, but they also bond by helping someone else. They can feel good about what they’ve done knowing they have personally made a difference in someone’s life. My daughter and her friend Sydney have taught me that.
Have you ever considered serving with friends? Look around. Opportunities are everywhere to contribute and serve. Try serving with one or more of your friends and soak up the blessings it will bring. Happy Serving!
Dear Lord, Thank You for blessing my daughter with a heart to serve. Thank You also for sending sponsors to Compassion International for Your children in need. Please provide a sponsor for each child who is still waiting for help. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen.
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If you are not already involved in a service opportunity, ask God if there is a place He would like for you to serve. Think about a cause you are passionate about and rally a few friends to help you out with it.
How can I make a difference in the world?
Where would I like to serve?
Matthew 20:28, "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (NLT)
1 Corinthians 12:4-6, "There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but they all come from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things. Yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do." (CEV)
© 2008 by Melissa Taylor. All rights reserved.
Proverbs 31 Ministries
Matthews, NC 28105
Originally published Friday, 20 June 2008.