We are familiar with the phrase “random acts of kindness” and the accompanying actions done for others without looking for reciprocation. The satisfaction gained from doing a kind deed, helping someone unasked, or seeking out someone in need, brings unmatched pleasure through its selflessness. It is true that Jesus said if we offer a cup of water to a person in need, we minister unto Him (Matthew 10), but there is one way we can minister to Him, and to Him alone.
Through praise. Selfless praise. When we praise God we take the focus off humans and our circumstances and place it on God and His character. Psalm 113:3 advises us that, “From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the name of the Lord id to be praised.” Praising God overcomes sorrow, pain, unbelief, sin, negativity and doubt. Putting this command into practice reminds us that God is bigger than anything we will ever face. God is powerful and knows everything that will come your way today or in the future.
Dear Friend, are you despairing or feeling anxious? It helps if you shift the focus upwards. It will transform your perspective because it sets your sights on God and His love, faithfulness, and power. We become more aware of His holiness and His mercy on us. We become empowered as we remember that His power dwells within us through the person of the Holy Spirit.
I encourage you to praise God for who He is. Praise Him for His loving kindness, His love, His compassion, His mercies, His promises. Random acts of selflessness to the God you love.