September 22

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

“How can I be a blessing today?” This is a question I ask of myself almost every day. Whether it’s during my quiet time and I’m asking God to open my heart to others, or whether I’m heading to HEB for milk and eggs. It’s a consideration I try to make when I interact with the world around me in relationships, in time and in resources. And it is now a question I am asking myself in regard to the Capital Campaign.

The desire of my heart is to, in some way, make someone’s life better – all to the glory of God. It’s certainly no secret that God calls us to do this. We are to “not neglect to do good and to share what we have” because “such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:16)

It’s almost a complete shift in my thinking… no longer am I going to HEB to pick up milk and eggs – I’m going to HEB to bless others and pick up milk and eggs while I’m doing so. No longer am I counting the minutes until I am done selling concessions at the football game. And no longer am I viewing my monetary donations without someone’s face tied to the donation. When I successfully change my heart into this blessing mode, it changes my view of everything I do. All of a sudden, my world is not revolving around me, but it is instead revolving around others for the Lord. And whatever I do, I do it while looking outward rather than inward, noticing opportunities to bless others.

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and the one who waters will himself be watered.” (Proverbs 11:25) What is so exciting is that blessings are really a two-fold process – you bless someone and in return you are blessed – your life is enriched; your spirit is watered.

I know that my contributions to the Capital Campaign will enable the school to build an amazing sporting facility and afterward a fantastic education building. And I know that my contribution, my support of the building, will bless Hill Country Christian School. It will bless current students and their parents, it will bless generations of Hill Country families, AND it will bless me because I have chosen to give. This is a blessing that will continue to reap rewards for years to come.

We have such an opportunity to be a blessing to others in a world that is me-focused. So, go to work, school, HEB, or Friday’s football game, consider the Capital Campaign, and ask yourself, “How can I be a blessing today?”

Beth Pryor
Capital Campaign Committee; Parent, Classes of 2020, 2022, and 2024

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