Monday, October 1, 2012
In Genesis 12:2 God tells Abram, "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." So in this blessing He starts by giving to Abram, and then asks for something in return. He's all "okay, so here's some really great stuff, and here's this, and here's some more, and now, go and be awesomeness to others." God says to Abram, "You will be a blessing." It's going to happen. This is for us too. You will be a blessing. God is blessing you, and you’re designed to do some blessing too. The blessing God gives you has a purpose; it is to be passed along. Don't reject it. Don't say, Oh God no, I don't need all this. He needs to bless you so that you can be a blessing. Bless someone today, and not just because they sneeze. Buy someone a cup of coffee at work, pay for a struggling person’s gas and let the Spirit lead you to do exactly what God has asked here, so that we can become a picture of what God does for us. Tell someone you think they are smart, thank someone, forgive someone who hasn't asked for it, today you be the blessing.