Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone.” (Galatians 6:10 NLT)
On August 20, 2014, a woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. at a St. Petersburg, FL, Starbucks and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer. After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window. By closing time that night, 10 p.m., 378 customers had kept the Java blessings flowing!
You don’t have to be a Christian to do something nice for others. But the natural inclination for us SHOULD BE to help others, especially when we see a need. Selfishness is the opposite of the spirit-filled life. By doing for others, we are keeping old ways at bay while allowing God to draw us deeper and invite others to join us on the journey.
This being Valentine’s weekend, do something special for someone (but start with your sweetheart first!). If you find yourself in a drive-thru line, start a chain reaction of blessing! It’ll make somebody’s day! You are loved!