Sharing God's love with the world, one heart at a time.

The Revelation


This morning, I woke up with the same thoughts that go through my head every day, in the same order.  First, I thanked God for another day, and for all the blessings in my life.  That led me to thank Him for my most precious gift, my husband of 35 years, who was fast asleep next to me.  At that point, my heart is filled with love,  leading me to my life’s big question.  “Lord, what is my purpose…how can my life glorify You?” I have been waiting for God to reveal to me the BIG mission of my life for years, and today I had an enlightening revelation.

I believe we are meant to know God and share God’s love through each person that we interact with every day.  Each person, whether it be a spouse, family member, friend, or someone we pass casually as we go through our day, is an  opportunity to share love.

How many times have you seen a mother who is having an especially difficult time with her children and might need some tender words of support? Or maybe a family shopping for groceries who appears to be in need?  You see their shopping cart with just a few items in it…when it is apparent  the family needs much more.  A friend is depressed or an elderly neighbor is lonely…your heartstrings are tugging at you, but what can you do?  So many people are quietly suffering in their daily life, and you feel powerless because you don’t know what you can do for them.

What was my revelation?  It was as simple as this.  I heard God speaking to me.  “Are you ready to see?”  To me, that meant  “are you ready to really see the people around you?”

Don’t let the bigness of the world’s issues weigh you down and cause you to feel powerless.  Really look at the people around you.  Take the step toward DOING SOMETHING, no matter how small the gesture seems to you.  Say a prayer, then send a card or call your friend and let them know they are being prayed for and that someone “has their back”.  When you see someone who is looking sad or depressed, smile at them or stop to talk with them, and really listen to what they share with you.  If you know someone is in financial need, if you are able, send them some cash.  I have come to learn that sometimes the best way to help someone may be to help him or her anonymously.  If you handed your friend or family member cash, they would feel embarrassed or in debt to you.  If they receive it anonymously, they receive hope, and they cannot repay it to the giver!  Hopefully, they will pass it on to someone in need once they are back on their feet.

This blog is meant to open eyes and hearts to the little things we can do each day to share love, one heart at a time.  Sometimes, the only way a person can learn that God loves them, is by knowing that somebody loves them.  One little gesture just might be the key that is needed to open the door of a heart in need.

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God


9 thoughts on “The Revelation

  1. This is beautiful, Bernadette. I can see it will be very much worth following. (& what a
    Quick recommendation for you & your followers who may not be familiar with it: “Grace Notes” by Philip Yancey. Probably the most relevant & inspired daily devotionals I’ve ever read.
    May God bless this endeavor with continued heart inspiration, dear one.


  2. Berni, this blog just might be your purpose! To open our busy, sometimes confused eyes to what is really important. As Patty stated,God bless you and this endeavor.


    • Thanks, Cece! God created you with a gigantic giving heart. You have a way of lighting up a room with your smile: – ) Thank you for your friendship through the years!


  3. Now you KNOW I was gonna join 🙂 AWESOME blog Berni, this is just one of the MANY reasons you are my hero!!!! As to your blog, I’ve used this little “trick” in the past, maybe it would help someone: When I know a family in need; I send gift cards, maybe from a grocery store, or Walmart or even a cash card, and I just sign it; a friend of Jesus’ then when my friends tell me about it, I don’t tell them I did it, I use it as an opportunity to pray with them in thanksgiving….so you get TWO shots at being a witness to that person for one small gesture. Have a GREAT day!!!! I am blessed to call you friend.


  4. Jimmy…getting to know you and your family has been a blessing to us. Jesus is working through you, and your ministries, every day! What an awesome suggestion…thanks for sharing.


  5. Matthew 5:14-16
    14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

    It is time for us all to wake up and shine as brightly as we can in the lives of the people that we come in contact with on a daily basis. We may be the only person in their lives to help them see through the darkness.


  6. Love is absolutely the key to sharing what has been freely given to us. Freely we received, freely we should give! Love to love you!


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