Thoughts with Zoe
September 6, 2023
Sometimes blessings come in strange ways. I hate to admit it, but I lost my phone in my own house. The Find My Phone application told me it was in the kitchen. Yes, I've had to use the application before. This time the phone isn't where it tells me. The application tells you where your phone is when it was last charged. I thought I put it in the kitchen, but this time it wasn't there. I searched every cupboard, just in case I don't remember I put it in there. I looked through the garbage, under every stack of paper. It's just not there! I'm pretty sure my dog took it. He takes things of mine to have near him or chew on them. So it's somewhere else in the house. I looked five days for it. I have to have a phone in my business.
I prayed for five days and then on Sunday asked everyone in the church to pray too. Did I find it then? No, I didn't, but God had a different blessing to give me. Someone in the church had a three-year-old Apple phone he would give me. I was so blown away by the offer. God just blessed me greatly.
It reminds me that we are the blessing or the cursing of people in our community. God uses us to bless, so when a thought comes to mind, we need to say yes. I read in a book once about a young pastor who was travelling around visiting churches living off the donations given to him. He had stayed in a home for a week giving sermons every night, but no offering was given to him. He became discouraged, and then he learned that indeed people had given to him, but the person he was staying with was poor and decided they needed the money more so they stole his blessing from him. We need to do what God asks.
We are the hands and feet of Christ. We are the eyes and ears of Jesus. He blesses through us.
Sunday, I sang Let There Be Peace on Earth by Vince Gill. The words are "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father, brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother, In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now. With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow, to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me."
It is our choice to bless or to curse. Bless someone today.