However, the challenge was based on Genesis 12:2 where God told Abraham “I will bless you....and you will be a blessing. This was actually the first law of blessing.
So what did that mean? Well, the Lord showed me that His reason for blessing me simply meant for me to bless others. We're not to hold our blessings all to ourselves but to use our blessings to be a blessing.
I love how Rick Warren says it best. How do you bless others? By serving a need, whether it is physical, emotional, financial or practical.
That covers a lot of territory doesn't it? You know what I have come to know? The more I bless others the more I am truly blessed by our Lord. The more I give of myself sacrificially the more I receive from Christ. We cannot out give God! No matter what our giving may be.
Can I ask you a question today? You don't need to answer me back but be honest with yourself. What changes do you need to make in your life to be a blessing to someone else?
For some it can simply mean...getting off those purse strings. Or maybe you need to cut back on your personal agenda and make time for others. One might need to downsize their way of living in order to help another up-size their way of living. For some this may mean to be more of a lending hand instead of a receiving hand.
One thing I know for sure my friends...The Lord ALWAYS blesses me when I bless others for HIS KINGDOM. NOT for myself....but for HIM! Anything in my life that I have ever or will ever give up for the kingdom of God is already overflowing right now in Heaven and waiting on me! And I think the "kicker" here is simply...............WHAT WILL WE GIVE UP?
Hugs and blessings, Cindy