Blessed to be a blessing

By Dave Henning / May 21, 2013

In Chapter 1 of What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? (hereafter Blessings), Laura Story observes that God’s promise to Abraham to bless him with countless descendants (Genesis 12: 2-3) has a great deal to teach us about God’s blessings.  Abraham’s subsequent behavior certainly revealed a less than stellar character, as when his unbelief caused him to lie to Pharaoh about Sarah.  Yet God kept His promise to Abraham.  Why?  So that, in turn, Abraham might be a blessing to others.

How do we view the blessings God pours out in our own lives, even in the midst of our desert, transition time following our ministry downsizing or career loss?  Laura asks if we see our blessings as “resources to hoard or opportunities to steward”.  When adversity enters our lives, do we see it as an opportunity to bring glory to God?  The author quotes evangelist Billy Graham on the beauty of sharing our blessings with others:

“The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.  The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.  The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”

Today’s question:  What blessings has God given you in your desert, transition time that you can use to bless others?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Is the party over?”


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