When God pulls at our heartstrings, it’s because He has something in store for us. How many blessings have I overlooked in my life because I wasn’t listening? And I don’t just mean blessings for myself, I mean blessings for others.

How many others’ lives are missing the love and hope that I could have given them with a hug, a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to listen. My friends and family have poured so much love into me over the years, and I fear that I was a sponge soaking up their love and not a pitcher pouring it back out onto those around me. I didn’t feel those nudges and hear those whispers from God and missed so many opportunities to pour out love.

I’m so thankful for my friends at 4 Points Church. Together, we are learning and encouraging each other to feel the nudges, hear the whispers, and get up and act, loving and serving those around us with the blessings that we all need in our lives. This is how we change the world – loving and serving and encouraging one another, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, not just in our words, but in our actions.