“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you (Gen 12:2-3).”
Why has God given you health, employment, time, money, and abilities? Everything that God has given you is for the purpose of giving to others. You are blessed in order to be a blessing.
We don’t easily understand this. We like to store up the blessings of God for ourselves. And we are great at making excuses for doing so. We get fat as we sit around, letting God rain down his blessings on us.
Brother and sisters, let’s not do that! We are incredibly blessed in every way. As Light of Christ, let us be known as generous givers. Normally we think of giving only in terms of money. But blessing encompasses much more than that. Have you been blessed by the Bible teachings and sermons at Light of Christ? What have you done with your new knowledge about God? What have you done about the new things you have learned about how Jesus was crucified and risen for you? Do you remain silent, getting spiritually fat in God’s blessing?
Let’s not do that! You’ve been blessed to be a blessing. Take a moment this week to share something exciting that you’ve learned about Jesus with your neighbor, your wife, your children, or your fellow employees. It’s not difficult. Don’t sell them Jesus, like a used car salesman sells a ‘95 Chevy pickup. Jesus doesn’t need a salesman. Simply be honest about your experience. The Holy Spirit will use your faithfulness in passing on the blessing more than you can imagine. You have received the greatest blessing in the world. Now use that blessing to bless others!
Try it. And let me know what happens!