Philippians 2:3 NASB "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility consider one another as more important than yourselves;"As we sat there sharing a cup of coffee, he began to tell his story! Funny how God uses someone with a hearing loss to listen to others share their life's story! While waiting for my next meeting, I found myself walking the street in front of where I was to meet and in doing so, I ran into a guy who was "down on his luck". Today's verse shares with us about not being selfish or conceited but humbly consider others more important than ourselves! Close by was a street vendor, so I grabbed two cups of coffee and went over to talk with the man. At first he was shocked that someone would buy him coffee and wanted to hear his story, but the more we talked that more he felt comfortable enough to be honest with his shortcomings. After praying with him, and sharing the few dollars I had with me, he simply said "thank you, have a blessed day!" I'm not sure who had come away more blessed, him or I. Don't let the status of others keep us from sharing the love of Christ even through a cup of coffee! Lift someone's spirit today by offering to listen as they share their struggles, we will come away realizing the blessings in our own life, and give God the thanks! peace, tom
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