I am standing in the
The picture reminded me of the verse in Proverbs 11:25 which says,
And he who waters will himself be watered.”
The water that flowed over my feet gathered with other streams to create a system that irrigated much of the
We are often encouraged to spend excessive time and money on our own personal needs and pleasures. We may contribute a small amount to a charitable cause from time to time, but this is seldom the first thing we do with our assets. While self care is important, life is most fulfilling when we give freely to others.
I visited with an elderly man recently and listened to him tell stories of his past. As I left he said, “Thank you for listening to me. Some people come to visit and they don’t pay attention to what I am saying. They keep interrupting me to talk about their lives.”
Wow! I realized that I have often been guilty of distraction and inattention too.
This week I am going to try to be more generous in watering others, with my time and attention, my money, my praise and encouragement. Even if others do not acknowledge my efforts, I will surely be rewarded.