Be A Blessing

21 01 2011

Blessings are interesting things. We say, “Bless you” when someone sneezes. We talk about the blessings God pours out in our lives. There are even moments when we extend a blessing and cover another with God’s love and promises.

God gave Abraham a unique set of blessings. He promised Abraham a son, gave him a land, and then offered him a special insight into the impact of a life devoted to the Lord. “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:2

I love this picture. God tells Abraham that he will be a blessing to others. His obedience will open the door for God to bless the world. His surrender will show others the glory of God. His choices will frame the movement of God in not only his life, but in and for the world.

We give blessings, count blessings, and study blessings. Here God calls us to be a blessing. Galatians 3:29 tells us that “if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” Your life is part of the realization of God’s promise. You are to be a blessing to those around you. Your heart is to be a magnifying glass that helps others see the fingerprints of God. Your obedience should point them to the cross. Your joy helps frame the wonder of the empty tomb.

My Jesus Resolution today is to be a blessing. I have the opportunity to bless everyone I meet today. God can use every word, every action, and every choice to reveal His heart to someone in my path. My entire life is supposed to echo with His presence, showcase His power, and reveal His promises. Today I have an opportunity to make an impact. I don’t have to do anything fancy, spectacular, or special. God tells us that blessing flows from obeying His voice – blessing for us and for the world.


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