Daily Devotional – 12/14/16 “Let the good deed work for you!”

Please don’t take this the wrong way but you don’t have to tell every time you’re a blessing to someone else. I get that you’re not trying to prove anything to anybody. I get that you can post/share what you want. I get that it makes you feel good. I get that it’s your money. I get that it’s your time but do you have to tell it, every time? Don’t you know the bible says in Matthew 6:1-4, “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Listen, I am not bashing those of you who post your good deeds but when you post the blessing you’ve given, you take the power away from the person who actually received the blessing. There’s a testimony brewing in the person who received the good deed, don’t shortchange them by telling it before time. Plus, when you allow someone else to share it, you get double honor; from God and from the person receiving. This is why Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:5, “That experience is worth boasting about, but I’m not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses. If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message.” Sometimes you need to hush and let your good deed do the work it was intended to do because it can go farther than you could ever imagine. It can repay you faster than you could ever believe. And it can reach places you don’t have access to yet. Don’t stop being a blessing, just stop posting every time.

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