Less Stress in 10 Days - Day 3
So the whole F+A=B may be new to you. I first used it over 15 years ago when I was pastoring in Coral Springs. Using the text from James that says faith without works is dead - I desired to help people understand that God wants to bless us - we just have to want the blessing. Now you might think here, "I want it! I want it! I believe you and I think that God does too. But do you see the blessings that God gives you?
The blessing of doing something for someone today is one of the greatest blessings of all. First of all look at people the same way God does. He created them and He loves His creation. Sure they do rotten things, but He still loves them and sent His Son to die for them anyway. So purpose in your heart to treat someone extra special today. This isn't hard now, just follow along here.
#1 Smile at someone. A big grin from ear to ear. See what they do. Most people grin in response!
#2 Do something kind for someone. Buy them a candy bar. Tell them you think they are doing a good job. They might respond with shock, but ignore it.
Yesterday we were in Starbucks. My wife loves Carmel Macchiatos (with 2 sugars). So we go in to get one. There were a few people in front of us so we patiently waited. Then all of a sudden, the guy standing right behind the couple at the counter tells the cashier not to total their order, he will pay for it. The response was classic. The guy just stood there with his mouth wide open trying to mouth the words, "Thank You." He mumbeled something, but I think it was, "Thank You." The good Samaritan was just grinning from ear to ear. The girlfriend though just didn't know what to do. She was in so much shock she just left. I made this guys day! He just talked, laughed and had a wonderful time with everyone in the store.
I left there feeling better. Smile at someone today and you know what will happen? You got it! Less Stress.