Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Be a Blessing

Why are you here? Why do you feel as unique and special in your own way as you are, you were created? What is your purpose in life? For many, these can be difficult questions to answer. We are living life trying to find our way, trying to have an impact and find the meaning behind our existence. Now while we may not quite know exactly what our purpose is as of yet, one thing I believe we all have in common is to one way or another share our story and be a blessing.

We all travel different paths in life. We all have unique skills ,abilities, qualities, and personalities. Whether it’s your musical talent, artistic gift, athletic skill, intellectual abilty etc. you will encounter different crowds of people. This unique combination is part of what makes us so special. Something we share is the ability to be a walking testimony; a living, breathing example of God’s goodness, love, mercy and compassion. So whatever path we go down we should exemplify the goodness of God to those in which we encounter.

“9 They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever. 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.”  2 Corinthians 9:9-15

As God blesses us we should look to be a blessing to someone else.  This in essence will bring more glory, honor and thanks to God.  A little over a week ago while heading into NYC within about 15min of each other I came across two seemingly homeless man. I didn’t have any food available but I did have a couple dollars. I gave both some money and although they didn’t know each other, weren’t near each other and didn’t know that I just gave the other money, they both had the same response; “Oh man thanks, GOD BLESS YOU”. My generosity was just a small example of God’s goodness and they recognized this.

When we bless others God continues to bless us. Being a blessing doesn’t have to be something financial. We can bless others by being there if they need someone to talk to, volunteering our time, or by providing encouraging words. Have a positive impact on those you come across such as your family, friends, coworkers, and people at school or in your neighborhood. Exemplify the goodness of God, draw others closer to the Lord, BE A BLESSING

Stay Thirsty My Friends

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