“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken down, running over.”
People are typically either givers or takers. Takers tend to suck up all the air in a party, and demand their way through life, whereas givers are content just blessing others. Although the giver path is not always easy, since we all struggle with selfishness on varying levels, God’s Word is clear that He blesses givers.
My featured author today is a giver. Although he has plenty of followers, and could become prideful by walling himself off from others, he instead stays in touch with his readers and gives.
Today’s Friday Feature highlights:
Darrell has tons of accolades. The last time I checked, he was number three out of the top 100 Christian websites. Many people follow him as Face Book Pastor. Due to his popularity, I doubt my Feature today will make much of a difference in his overall readership! However, since he blesses so many, and often has blessed me through his writings and inspiring graphics work, I decided to send this out as my thanks.
In part of his About testimony on his website, Darrell shares that starting from an early age until now he has had the opportunity to preach the gospel all over the world. He describes that his heart and life’s ambition is to spread the Word, speak the Word and share the Word. He is fulfilling that goal daily as he gives unselfishly to God’s kingdom. Here are some examples of how he gives to God by blessing others:
~ His writing
If asked, I would summarize Darrell’s writing as that of encouragement. His tag line says it best and exactly matches every post of his I have read, “Just a servant with a laptop sharing stories of Grace, Hope and Comfort.” As he writes, Darrell weaves into others those very things of which he intends – expressions of God’s grace, assurance of His hope and blessings of the Savior’s comfort. By his anointed writing, Darrell gives readers a window into God’s heart.
Follow this link to one of my favorite of his posts:
Although not trained in graphic design, I enjoy trying to create inspirational images. Darrell’s are exquisite. Each image is like a devotional, all in itself. Packed with Truth and visually pleasing imagery, his graphics are beautiful at a glance, but best appreciated when absorbed slowly. Through his amazing images, Darrell gives viewers a glimpse of God’s glory.
It was hard to pick a favorite image, and I am sure you will like them all, but this one is a good start:
This is perhaps my favorite example of Darrell’s gift of giving. Whenever others post a comment on his website, Darrell always replies with a thoughtful response affirming his readers’ remarks. What he does next, though, is such a blessing. Using the comment reply section, he directs other readers to the website of the person who posted a comment, including a link back to the site, and often comments about something the person has written that blessed him. This selfless directing of attention back to his followers’ websites, and his encouraging affirmation of readers’ comments is a remarkable blessing, especially for blogging newcomers, like me. With his kind feedback, Darrell gives readers an example of God’s passion for others.
I urge those who have not yet discovered Darrell Creswell to follow the links above. Thanks so much, Darrell, for all you do across the highways and hedges of the Internet for God’s kingdom. May God give back to you for all the ways in which you bless others!
Written with permission from Darrell Creswell.