Blessed To Be A Blessing

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            Have you ever stopped to think about just how blessed you truly are?  I know I do and I just get so overjoyed because I know that God does not have to do anything for me.  Lord knows I truly do not deserve it but He does it because He loves me so much.  The unmerited love that He shows to His people is simply amazing.  In the same way, we should love others and bless them just the same.  God has blessed us beyond our wildest dreams because He loves us so much.  He wants us to reciprocate the love He shows to us.  The way we can do this is by of course loving Him, but there really isn’t anything tangible we can give to God.  We would never be able to even half way compare to God’s giving.  He wants us to reciprocate His giving by giving to other people.

When I say blessing, I am not only talking about tangible things such as money, or food.  A blessing can also be your time, a listening ear, a phone call, a text message, an email, a hug or even a smile.  All of these are ways in which you can bless other people.  I know it always blesses me when I am walking in a store or anywhere really and the person walking past smiles.  Normally people just put their head down or look in another direction to avoid speaking, but a simple smile never hurt anyone.

Random acts of kindness.  What an awesome way to not only make someone’s day, but to truly show them the love of God.  Have you ever paid for the person’s food behind you at the drive thru?  Purchased the person in line next to you at the grocery store’s groceries?  Paid for gas for a stranger at the gas pump next to you who happened to be there at the same time you were?  These are all random acts of kindness and I would love to see more of it and I’m sure God would too.  After all kindness is contagious and that’s something we could really stand to see spread around the world.

So my point today is this, invest in someone.  We invest in businesses, stocks, bonds and everything else so why not invest in people.  These other things are material and can be easily replaced, but souls are eternal.  Your kind word or deed may be the seed that God uses to bring someone to Christ.  God is working in and through us every day all day.  Remember, to whom much is given, much is required.  God has entrusted us with much with the expectation that we bless others the same way we have been blessed.  Therefore our aim should be to bless others by sharing the resources and knowledge that we have with whomever is in need.   I challenge you all to make a cognizant effort and go out of your way to bless someone else today.  Matter fact not just someone else but a complete stranger.  Spread the love and I guarantee as you give to others, blessings will continue to flow your way.  #iDeclare #blessedtobeablessing

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Prayer:

Father God in the name of Jesus, I thank you for blessing me.  I decree and declare that I will be a blessing to others.  I will perform random acts of kindness and sow seeds of love as often as I can.  I understand that I am blessed to be a blessing and I will be just that.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Hebrews 13:16 NIV “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

Genesis 12:2 NLT “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.”

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