Refreshing Others

Proverbs 11:24-25 “One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but  comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” (NIV)*


waterfall (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Prosperity comes to the generous

To those who freely share

To the ones with hands wide open

Kindnesses not to spare.


Refresh and encourage others

Be the one serving grace

Focus on lifting others high

Holding them up with faith.


Make someone’s day with a smile

Offer kind words when due

Extend a hand and open a door

Gates will swing open for you.


poem by Patty Perkins


Have a refreshing weekend!

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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