Dearly, be dear today.
Matthew 5:4 is a verse that brought me through some of the most confusing times in my life. It says, “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.” When we lose something dear to our heart, we tend to see it only as a loss rather than a gain. But a saying I have learned to live by is, “To lose something great is to gain something greater.” So, today lets step out of our normal mindset of “I want to be blessed,” and turn it around into “I want to bless someone,” because to lose something great is to gain something greater. Instead of being the person who is blessed, be the “blesser,” and give up something dear to you to be dear to someone else. Whether this is not buying yourself food so that you can give another person a meal, or stopping your busy schedule to spend some quality time with a good friend, or sacrificing some of your TV time to help your parents out with cleaning up after dinner, or even using some of your savings to buy something special for a person dear to you—just dearly, be dear, and it’ll make all the difference.