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It May Take A While

It's funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory. Certain times of year make me think about when I was homeless. Especially the winter. I started thinking about this one lady in particular who helped me out during that time. She was a good soul who saw me in need and gave me money and food. She didn't have much but what she had she shared out of the kindness of her heart. I told her that when I got successful I would pay her back. She smiled and said, "You don't have to pay me anything. I just felt led to help you."

I couldn't stop thinking about her the other day so I did some research and found her. Imagine her shock when I called her. She didn't even think that I remembered her. It's funny how something that was a small gesture to her was a huge blessing to me. As we went on talking, she reluctantly told me that she had just lost her job and was facing foreclosure. Of course, I did some things to help her out.

Why am I telling you this? I'm glad you asked. She gave to me out of the kindness of her heart. She gave to me from a pure place and expected nothing in return. The thing that brought tears to my eyes and blessed me so about this situation was this: this woman planted a seed in my life almost twenty years ago. But what she didn't know at the time was that the seed she planted would one day come back and bless her life just when she needed it most.

So what am I saying? I'm saying that if you are a giver of whatever you have... time, money, love, help, whatever it is... if you plant it in pureness it has got to come back to you. It may take a while but you will reap a harvest from that seed. Don't be weary in well-doing. It will come back to you. I know sometimes it may seem that all the good you do goes unnoticed by people, but if they don't notice, it doesn't matter. If they don't acknowledge your kindness, it does not matter. You know why? Because I promise you God sees it all and He is the only one that matters. And He is bound by His word, and that word says you will reap what you sow. So sow on, sow good seeds. They will grow and come back to you when you least expect it.

God bless you today.

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  • Keith E. Lithonia, GA.

    Thank You Mr. Perry for sharing that awesome story...You are surely Preaching this morning!

  • Carrie Miller Southaven MS


  • Olusola Dorcas Lagos Nigeria

    thank you so much Mr Perry .... I needed that

  • katts newyork

    This message was right on time and blessed me on this morning........Thank you

  • bola nigeria

    Whao! Am so so so blessed as u rightly said,God is d only one that matters. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Temi LA-NG

    Amen to UR prayer! .. Yes ! Every seed sown will always yield An harvest. Keep up Ur Good works...More Grace.. Hugs & kisses

  • Sheila Kwok Richmond, VA.

    This was much neefed. I shall continue to do for those that are less fortunate than I because this is such a part of who I am.

  • pastor Daryle Daniels Monticello AR

    Thanks! Bro. Perry, I really needed that word, it was on time. I pray that God will continue to provide you with the resources to do what you do. You are a blessing to so many people, and this morning I am blessed by your words. Be encouraged my brother! Continue to fight the good fight of faith, stay true to your calling, because the best for you is yet to come! God bless you, and keep you!..... -pastor Daryle D.

  • Kim Moody Smyrna, TN

    Thank You!

  • Gwen Bridgeport, CT

    Very inspiring!

  • maureen lagos ,nigeria

    Thanks tyler! Its more of a blessing to give rather than receive.. May the almighty continue to keep us and give us opportunities to give As much as we can, selflessly n truly.

  • Val Crowdis Canada

    Thanks for that beautiful story. Val