The best gift you can give!

My friend asked me a few months ago to join weight watchers which are now called WW. Shelly is a lifetime member who has lost 80 pounds and kept it off for eight years. She hesitated when she asked me, ” Karen, I wanted to let you know WW is having a special promotion this month if you want to join, but you don’t have too.” as she stumbled over her words she continued, ”I’m not saying you need to or anything like that.” I smiled knowing that I definitely needed to join. I had put on weight in the past two years and had stopped my morning walks and Zumba class. I was too busy to take care of myself. My mom was sick before her passing then my sister was very sick. My eating habits were out of control and I knew I needed to get off the binge I was on. ”yes” l said to Shelly, ”I would love to join, ” I have currently lost 20 pounds and started my walking routine again. All because a friend cared enough to Ask.

I thanked Shelly today for not letting her fear that I might have been offended stop her from inviting me. It is the same with sharing God with others. We are to plant the seeds and water them. God prepares hearts and the Holy Spirit germinates the seed for it to grow. Introducing people to Jesus is the greatest gift you can give someone. Do it with love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Remember your actions speak louder than words. Live the life that God has blessed you with by sharing it with others.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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