Wednesday, April 13, 2011

be a blessing to someone

2 Thessalonians 3:16 NLT
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.

Each day there are countless opportunities to bless the people we come in contact with.  Are we using those times to encourage and bless others?

All through Scripture God gave blessings to His people.  The prophets of the Old Testament told the people they led to follow God and with the following would come extreme blessings.  The Apostles and writers of the New Testament constantly pointed people to the goodness and blessings of God.

We can do the same for the people that come across our path.  One of the ways that I enjoy doing that is through writing cards.  I used to do this much more.  But each week I try to write at least one card a day and bless someone.

This also happens in the way that we deal with people face to face.  Are we rude or kind?  Are we patient?  The way we react can also issues blessings to the people we are around.

We have asked the people at our church, The Community Fellowship, to make ARK's (acts of random kindness) a part of their Easter Celebration.  Would you do the same?  This could be anything from buying a meal for someone, mowing your neighbor's grass, letting someone go in front of you in the checkout line at the grocery store or 100's of other things.

Make sure you are giving people a blessing with what God has given you.

Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.

Now, you may think I am getting a bit much into your business, but let me share a little piece of info with you.  April 15 is hitting this week, and that is TAX day.  Let me remind you that if you are getting a refund that God has blessed you with that money, and you should be tithing as well as blessing others with it.  My wife and I have learned that when we bless others, God will bless us even more.  Test God in this.

I challenge you to be a blessing to someone today!

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