By Alec Niemi

A neighbor died suddenly of a heart attack. I had just met him a short time ago and had never met his wife. Although I have to admit I was a bit hesitant, I went over right after it happened to offer any assistance I could, despite not knowing anything about them. Still, it seemed like the proper thing to do. As it turned out, there was little I could do, but the wife was grateful that I had made the effort. Later I was asked if I would take part in the memorial service.

If we only focus on our own needs we can miss the opportunities to bless someone else. When we focus on the needs of others, even though sometimes there is very little we can offer or do, it still bears fruit.

My prayer for you this week:

“I pray that: you love His law, meditating on it all day long because His commands make you wiser than your enemies, for they are ever with you; you have more insight than all your teachers, because you meditate on His statutes; you have more understanding than the elders, for you obey His precepts; you are keeping your feet from every evil path so that you might obey His word; you have not departed from His laws, for He Himself has taught you. How sweet are His words to your taste, sweeter than honey to your mouth! And that you gain understanding from His precepts and therefore hating every wrong path. Amen.”
Psalm 119:97-104

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Alec Niemi, an entrepreneur, lifestyle evangelist and pastor is passionate about helping people find Christ.  He lives in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada.

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