Tuesday, December 4, 2007

da blessings // Tuesday E-Devotion

Cannot see the forest for the tress?  Oh, that is true for all of us.  Even in the darkness, the pain and the chaos there are blessings.  Time to get out your glasses, the magnifying glass, the map and whatever else it takes to see how God has blessed our lives.  Are you ready?
 
Ephesians 1:3 (nlt) --- All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
 
Proverbs 22:9 (nlt) --- Blessed are those who are generous,because they feed the poor.
 
Matthew 5:3 (nlt) --- God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
 
Just a couple thoughts (from those verses). 
 
Like it or not.  See them or not.  Believe it or not.  God has big time blessed you since you are His kid.  Those blessings are around us every day.  They are ahead of us in the future, and some have even been missed in the past.
 
The biggest blessings come when we stop looking at ourselves and start looking at others.  Not just looking at them, but loving them the way Jesus did.  He gave up everything for us.  What have we given up so we can bless others?
 
Last, to realize our need for God is not easy either.  Too busy to see.  Too much complaining to notice.  Going in the wrong direction.  Or simply, so selfish to let it all in.  Fact, our culture tells us to look out for number one (what or who is your number one?).  It is not you.  It is not me.  It is GOD.  He is everything.
 
Oh, by the way...the blessings aren't for you either.  WHAT?  Yep, that is right.  The blessings are for others.  Think about it.
 
We are here to serve, to bless others and to give God away every chance we get.  In so doing we live our lives with God's help and guidance.  Lets allow 'da blessings' to fill us to we can give to others.  Christmas.  That's what Christmas blessings are all about.
 
You are blessed.  Be a blessing!

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