Matthew 6: 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
What I was doing was boasting and being loud about my plans. My plans that should have been between God and I. God wants us to only find glory through Him and not others. Whether it be giving in church, giving to the needy, doing a fast, or praying for each other to name a few. God will reward us openly, but we must do it for the right reasons and let it be between God and ourselves.
OK, let’s rewind to the beginning of my day. I woke up at 6 am, prayed, blogged, showered, picked out the cutest outfit(my new red fine jersey double-breasted cardigan from American Apparel), and made myself a spinach tomato omelet with cheese. After watching a bit of the news, I casually made my walk to work. On the way to work, I had a fulfilling conversation with my sister about her new boyfriend. My walk was around 20 minutes and although overcast skies and street puddles from the morning rain, the weather was great. Not only was the weather great, I got to wear my brand new rain boots. I’ve been waiting for 3 months to wear them. As I walked down the streets and freely splashed through puddles, I took in the view of the ocean. I passed kids on their way to school, buses filled with people on their way to work, taxi cabs, dog walkers, and other pedestrians, I knew this day was going to be a good day…. health wise.
I get to work 15 minutes early and caught up with one of my co-workers. She told me she loved my boots and I couldn’t help but to agree with her. Needles to say, I was having a great morning. 30 minutes later, in comes my manager with a plate of cookies. Not just regular cookies, but chocolate chip homemade cookies with few chocolate chips in them, just the way I like it.
He ruined my life!! OK, so I’m a bit dramatic, but I will start over tomorrow.