Sunday, August 28, 2011

How has God used You to Bless Others?

I'm linking up with Laura today at Living a Big Story for MEDITATION MONDAYS!  Go on over and check her out!

Someone asked the question:

How does God Use You to Be a Blessing to Others?

I answered that question, and here is my reply:

God has given me the gifts of an outgoing personality and especially a great love for people. These are great gifts for me! With these gifts, I am blessed with courage to step outside my comfort zone and reach out to the people around me. I love to serve others - whether I know them or not. Most of my opportunities (to lift anther's burden, or bring a smile to anther's face) are small... but they require a willing heart and a mind open to follow the promptings of the spirit - quickly - before the opportunity/need is gone. I always regret it when I don't take advantage of an opportunity to serve; but thank the Lord for blessing me with SO MANY wonderful opportunities.

Here is a link to a post about one of my choicest and most amazing experiences - and experience which resulted from quickly following promptings to bless the lives of the people around me: Making Connections.

Now... I'm going to show you another great link. The link I'm about to give is to the story of another choice experience of mine (yet humbling). In the following experience, it was someone else, who God used to bless me: : I believe he understood clearly what Tom Robbins meant when he said the following,

We have SO MUCH power and capacity for good. And it is in GIVING LOVE 
that we find our greatest joys.

PS. Perhaps the best way that we can be a blessing to others, is to be the answer to their prayers...

""""In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers." ~Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Happiness, Your Heritage ~

Wishing you a blessed day filled with love! :)
Corine :D


  1. So true Corie... Thank you for loving me for 22 years. You are always my example of what true love is. You forgive me when I am a jerk, etc. I am trying to learn to be like the Savior but at times its tough for me, sorry.

  2. Thanks for the wonderful thoughts! I really like the Tom Robbins quote cuz it is so true.

  3. I had no idea you wrote this before I read your comments from my blog in my email... Coincidence? I don't think so. I don't believe in them. I believe in God instead. :)

    Thank you for being who you are for the service you rendered me by the way of a comment. Thank you for being the instrument in God's hands to touch my life today. It means so much.

  4. Ok, this post made me think of something entirely different from what you wrote about. I was talking with my MIL the other day about why it's so hard to recognize our own talents -- we talked about that fear of being prideful. But the problem is that that fear has made me hesitant to even identify my own talents. Your post identifies your own with no pride and no fear.

    Thank you ... I need to think about this some more.

  5. Miles, Thank YOU SO MUCH for loving me!!! And, YOU deserve SO MUCH MORE credit than you give to yourself! You always keep trying; it inspires me! We ALL need to keep trying. Thank you! I LOVE YOU, too! :D

    Valerie, You are so welcome! :D I love that quote, too! :)

    Ginger, *sniffle *sniffle ~ This is my dream come true... to be an instrument in His hands. I am SO HAPPY and humbled, that I was blessed to touch your life today! Thank you so much for your beautiful expression of gratitude!

    Well Laura, life has really humbled me. :) Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my Heavenly Father. I know He loves and blesses ALL of His children; He would never leave any of His children out.

    PS. I'm excited for you to discover your talents! :D Please tell me about your journey as you travel along! And btw... you have the talents of intelligent thought; inspiring writing; persistence; home decorating, cooking, and many other talents relating to homemaking; raising a righteous family... and many more! You are VERY blessed and loved by the lord! :D

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this! I love how you think!
    Your friend,
    Corine :D


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