Small Gestures Make a Great Impact

Moody Radio is one of my favorite radio stations to listen to when driving. In October, I was listening to the Chris Brooks program and the topic was Pastor and church relationships during COVID-19: “How can church members help their pastor and how pastors can help the members”? As I listened, I pondered how can my pastor(s) help the members. At that moment, I was only thinking with a one-track mind, and later was convicted by the Holy Spirit. The more important question was of how I can help my pastor(s). This conviction moved me to action. Being a member of two churches (home church and local church), I texted both pastors and their wives. First, I apologized because I had not reached out before now. I then asked if there was anything, I could do for them. I received a response from everyone; however, one response really touched my heart. One of the wives responded with what can we do for you during  COVID-19? When I received her text message, I felt so loved. The thought of how a small response made such a great impact on my day. In my offering to help her, she, in turn offered to help me. This is what genuine divine love does. It changes the dynamics of what is going on around us-taking love up a notch.

Love is not something we touch; Love is diligently seeking ways to be actively useful in life of another person. Love is God in action. Love is kind (1 Corinthians 13:4) and should be embodied by us all.

There are many opportunities to change the dynamics of your life every day and the life of others you meet. “Take Love Up A Notch” is not a secret formula, just following the command of God. This four-letter word has been around since our existence, but often we fail to know the richness of adding it to our everyday lifestyle. Love carries weight and is transformational. In 1 Corinthians 13:13, Paul states, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Take a moment to consider ways in which you can show love to others.

The challenge to “Taking Love Up A Notch” is to ask God to help you become consciously aware of serving others, and then be diligent in showing kindness through word or deed.