The Generous Mr. Lovewell Project

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My new favorite song is “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” by MercyMe. Take a listen. I’ve included the lyrics below the video.

Verse 1:
He wakes up every day the same
Believing he’s gonna make a change
Never wonders “if” but “when”
I guarantee he can find a way
To reach out and make somebody’s day
‘Cause someone took the time with him

Pre-Chorus 1:
He believes it’s the little things
That make a great big change

Chorus:
Hey Mr. Lovewell
Doing today what you do every day
No matter how small believing it’s all the same
Come on, Mr. Lovewell
Oh we could use a few more just like you
Who care enough to give this life away
‘Cause you’ve been changed
The generous Mr. Lovewell loves today

Verse 2:
It may be a simple, “How do you do?”
The king of thing that can pull them through
A minute or two can mean so much
Or maybe it’s the one across the street
He’s asking if there’s anything they need
‘Cause they will know us by our love

Pre-Chorus 2:
It may not mean that much to him
But it’s the world to them

Bridge:
We all need more Mr. Lovewells

My favorite line in the song is “Never wonders ‘if’ but ‘when.'” How different would life be if we approached everyday knowing that we were going to help people and just wondering how and when that would happen. What if instead of just praying for opportunities to serve we started looking for them? What if we lifted our heads from our cell phones and computers for 5 minutes and look around to see who needed us?

So how are you going to “lovewell” this week? Little things matter just as much as small things. Taking a meal to a sick friend is just as important building a house in Mexico. Smiling at someone can open the door to sharing the gospel. Being polite is just as important volunteering at a soup kitchen. Showing God’s love is just as important as sharing it. I challenge you to think of 7 “lovewell” acts to do this week, one for each day. Tell me your plans and then tell me how it went. Here is my plan

  1. Write an encouraging note to a friend
  2. Tip a cashier and tell him or her “good job.”
  3. Give out three compliments to strangers or people I don’t talk to that often
  4. Tell someone thank you for something they did for me
  5. Smile at everyone
  6. Open the door for people
  7. Offer to help carry something heavy

I’ll report back next week!

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About britheblogger

I am an Orange County native who is closer to 30 than 20, prefers comedies to dramas, loves healthy food and crap food equally and believes bad days can be cured with a walk on the beach. Mother to a very smart, funny, energetic and opinionated blue eyed toddler. Nanny to a teen who is athletic, sarcastic, intelligent and always looking out for the underdog. Wife to a man who serves his family selflessly, is incredibly handy and an amazing cook. We have four rules in our home: love God, love each other, eat In N Out and always cheer for the Angels.

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