So, today is Pay it Forward day! I was thinking about this and am really a little bit heart sick about this. Not that it is a day set aside to do something nice...but rather that we 'need' a day to remind us to do something nice!
Seems to me that Jesus talked about this...a lot! Matthew 7: 12 tells us "So in everything you do, do to others what you would have them do to you..." If I understand this correctly, I believe that Jesus is telling us to pay it forward all the time...IF we want people to treat us the same way! Why is it that we need a special day to remind us of what Jesus told us so many years ago? What a shame!
I often told my kids to treat others the way we want to be treated! It's the good ol' golden rule! I know that we all have told our kids to 'do unto others.' Why is it that WE don't do it? I think it is a travesty!!! It is shameful that we attempt to teach our children to do this yet as adults, we ignore our very own teachings.
Well, God has spoken to me about this today! I will pay it forward today. Today, I will listen to the ever so quiet nudging of the Holy Spirit and obey when He tells me it is time. I pray that God will help me to be ever more conscious of His urgings and remember Matthew 7:12 and as a result, I will not need a special day to remind me to pay it forward!
Walking the walk & talking the talk,