Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What does God expect us to do with the blessings He gives us?

God's people receive God’s blessing daily, and God’s people must allow the blessings to flow to others. The blessings of God give great benefit to God’s people providing both happiness and comfort, but happiness and comfort are not the only goals. God spoke to Abraham in Genesis 12:2 and God blessed him, and then God expected Abraham to be a blessing to others.  It appears to be a flow of blessing from God to Abraham then from Abraham outwardly to others. With this flow of blessing from God to man then to other men comes a return blessing.

After one understands the flow of blessing, God’s people must believe that God will take care of all His people’s needs. In Luke 18:29-30, Jesus said, "I assure you: There is no one who has left a house, wife or brothers, parents or children because of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more at this time, and eternal life in the age to come.” A guarantee comes with the blessing of God. Anyone who gives up anything for the kingdom of God will certainly receive many times more than what they gave! Believers will possess a great blessing in the world to come, and a boomerang effect occurs when blessing others in this life.

God’s people must believe the biblical truth that God’s blessing to others will come back to His people. Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”  

Ask yourself this question, “How can you be a blessing to someone today?”  Now go bless them, as God has blessed you!

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