Have you been blessed by God? I would hope that all of us would quickly agree that God has blessed us richly. When God called Abram to leave his country and go to the land he would show him, he said, “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.”
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are blessed to be a blessing. Not just to enjoy God’s blessings to us, but to be able to pass a blessing on to others. Have you ever intentionally determined that you wanted to be that kind of Christian who blesses others? You know, if you don’t find a practical way to be a blessing, or you don’t remind yourself to bless others, you can go through your days just self-focused and self-centered, and never blessing anyone else.
So, I’ve been encouraging you to give away blessings. In fact, we’ve prepared a set of 31 lovely cards, each with a scriptural blessing on it, to help you become more intentional about giving away blessings. Those are now on our website here.
Here’s a good blessing to give someone.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
We all lose hope from time to time. No doubt you know someone who is losing hope right now; they’ve lost their job, or lost their home, or some other problem just won’t go away, and they’re ready to give up. Suppose you gave them this card with this give-away blessing and let them know you are praying that God will fill their hearts with hope and they won’t give up. I know you would be a blessing to that person.
If you know someone who is a little confused about what they are supposed to do, or feels inconsequential with low self-esteem, you might want to give them this card from Ephesians 2:10, which says, “We are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This is one of my favorite verses, for it says that every child of God is here with a distinct and specific purpose, designed by God. Giving a person this card with words of encouragement from you could make a huge difference in their attitude.
If you’d like to do a better job of blessing others, then go to our website and print this set of 31 cards with give-away blessings on them. You won’t regret it.