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Your assignment, should you choose to accept it (and I hope you do!), is to send a blessing this week.
I have this on my mind because I just put in the mail – regular snail mail, mind you – a card with a Scripture blessing to a sweet young girl who is turning 16. I won’t be able to use “girl” much longer! Her mom, one of my dearest friends, has been an incredible example and has raised her daughters to love the Lord above all else.
Deuteronomy 6:5: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Her girls are blessed in so many ways. So many. To give you a little taste, my friend is giving her soon-to-be 16 year old a Blessing Party. For her birthday gift, everyone is to write down a blessing for her life.
Is that not the best gift ever?
So I made her a blessing card with these verses …
Are you blessed too? I know I sure am!
Let’s take a moment to thank the Lord for all His many blessings.
James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Do you know why God blesses you?
Genesis 12:1-2: Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 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.
So that you will be a blessing.
2 Corinthians 9:8-11: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
So that you will be generous in every way.
And if you do?
Proverbs 11:25: Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Rick Warren says, “Our blessings should flow to others. The Bible teaches us that we are blessed not just so that we can feel good, not just so we can be happy and comfortable, but so that we will bless others and … The more you bless other people, the more you help others, the more God blesses your life.”
Luke 6:38 NLT: Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
I really like the Message version of that verse:
Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back–given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.
There are many ways you can be a blessing to others. Let’s pray and ask God how He wants us to do that today.
And every day.
Back to your assignment, if you choose to accept it …
Send someone a blessing this week! Hey, why not send several? And don’t forget that the second Sunday in October is Pastor Appreciation Day! (Write a reminder on your planner sheets.)
I made the perfect card for you to print …
The hand-lettered print above?
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