Sep 17, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-What are you doing with your blessings from God?




A long time ago I was challenged in a Bible Study class to list daily how I bless others and to see if there was changes I needed to make in my life. Of course my first thoughts reflected on my caring for my husband, my children and etc. I was pretty sure I was being a blessing so couldn't really see where any changes needed to be made........(so that is what I told myself anyway)

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




7 comments:

  1. Well, my friend, you've certainly been a HUGE blessing to me!!! Love you bunches!! HOPE you have an awesome day!

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  2. Oh Cindy, if only we could fully grasp how abundantly God gives to us. Sometimes I think we tend to look at our paychecks and are tempted to claim what "we" did...without ever thinking of the fact that it is God who supplied us with that job and paycheck. But as you so beautifully pointed out, it is giving more than our money, although it could be money or the material things that God wants us to pass on to others. Sometimes just taking the time to sending an encouraging note to some one is the way we can bless others...or perhaps a smile. Thank you so much for this wonderful post.

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  3. Great post today Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  4. Thanks for another great message!

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  5. Hi Cindy,
    I love this lesson in blessings.
    You certainly are a blessing to me with your posts and heartfelt giving of your knowledge.

    I learned from my dear parents many years ago, that it was better to give then receive. I don't mean always money or material items, but rather the blessing of my time, helping hand, a call, a note, a homemade baked good and for me many times, something hand painted or sharing a how to do something. What a joy it is to know we might make someone's day like you always do with your special posts.

    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Be Blessed my friend.
    Hugs for a great weekend.
    XO

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  6. It's all about balance, and that is what I work on. I do make time for my friends and social outings as they keep my sanity.Your posts are so encouraging and thought provoking. Thank you.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy