It’s time for #trashouttuesday and I’ve decided to do another little experiment: spend the month of August focused on trashing out SELF and thinking more of OTHERS!
Care to join me?
I started reading a book this week that has inspired me to try small things in my life that God can use to encourage others and myself along the way.
It’s called Twirl by Patsy Clairmont.
Here is the book summary from the inside cover:
I love that part that says: “How I love that we can’t be too old, too broken or bruised, too tired or tattered for God to work in us!”
I’m keeping this August experiment simple (because HELLO August is going to be a bit crazy around here!!).
Each Tuesday I will blog about 1 thing we can all try during the week to benefit someone else. My inspiration will come from the small chapters in the book Twirl.
I love this quote that Patsy shared in her book:
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan
Let’s all do that!!
Week 1 Challenge:
“Give away something you value. Expect nothing in return. It will decorate your heart with a smile you can’t wipe away.” [Twirl, pg 24]
Here’s what I’m giving away: earlier today I was thinking about a friend of our family that just graduated high school and is about to leave for college. I haven’t gotten her a gift yet and need to do that before she leaves later this month. As I thought back to some of my favorite graduation gifts when I was starting college, they were actually devotional books. I lived on those truths those first few years of being out on my own and learning the art of responsibility.
There was one devotional book that I actually purchased myself my freshman year that was one of my favorites. It is called “Streams in the Desert”. I have notes and underlines all in this book. I really feel like God is nudging me to give my copy of the devotional book to this young lady. I want it to provide truth and guidance for her in these critical years like it did for me. And maybe I’ll add her in a little gas money so she doesn’t think I’m totally a loser for giving her a used book as a graduation gift 🙂
How about you? What one thing of value can you give to someone else this week? Ask God to prompt your heart. And then…DO IT! Let me know if you’re in via the comments below and what you plan to give away!
And then let’s get smiles on our hearts that can’t be wiped off, shall we?
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