"A Life Devoted To Things Is A Dead Life, A Stump; A God-Shaped Life Is A Flourishing Tree"
"Open a window and pour out a blessing."
I hear this at Church at least once a Sunday.
Do you know what a blessing from above looks like?
When you count your blessings, what are you truly counting?
Your big house, flashy cars, money in the bank, designer clothing, beautiful jewels?
Well than you might want to stop reading now.
The blessings from Him may not be economic prosperity or getting everything your heart desires.
The blessings from Him are far more better than your house, cars, boats, etc...
All of His goodness and promises are blessings.
In order to receive your blessings, you have to hear and obey His voice in your life.
If you don't listen and you disobey, you get the opposite of a blessing, which is a curse.
You can't willfully disobey God and expect that curses won't fall upon you.
If you do what you are supposed to do & follow His word, curses shall not fall upon you -
"Like A Fluttering Sparrow Or A Darting Swallow, An Undeserved Curse Does Not Come To Rest." Proverbs 26:2
Your life isn't supposed to be lived just to achieve the next new car, a few more bucks in your pocket, a bigger swing-set for your kids in the backyard, a house bigger than your neighbors etc...
Your life should be lived according to His word & what He wants for you...
The blessings He has bestowed upon you are not to be hoarded, they are to be shared and I am not speaking about "stuff" or "things", I am speaking about your fellow man, compassion for the one who is hurting, understanding for the one who is confused, love for the one who feels hate, acceptance for the one who feels rejected, kindness for the one suffering from cruelty, hope where there is nothing but despair.
We have each of these gifts within us, blessings He bestowed and the majority of us choose to turn away and not use them.
The single Mother or Father at Church with the screaming baby, the widow down the street with the overgrown lawn, the homeless under the bridge, the blind man walking down the street, the teenager huddled in the corner, a co-worker who is short this month etc...
Each and every single day we have the opportunity to be a blessing to someone else and the majority of us do not take the chance for fear the person may get mad or you may offend them somehow.
Maybe, they are like me and don't like to ask for help, regardless of the situation...
Maybe, they are too proud...
Maybe, they just don't know how.
I asked at the beginning what does a blessing from above look like?
The answer is the reflection you see when you look in the mirror.
He has blessed you with an abundance to bless others, the choice is yours on whether or not you share those blessings.
I will say this, when you believe God's word and when you live that word each and every day, you will have a deep satisfaction within that no one can ever take from you.
There are many others ways He has blessed you, however this is the one I felt very strongly about, when He was merciful enough to wake me this morning and allow me to have one more day on this Earth.
When you allow yourself to share your blessings with your fellow man, He will bestow upon you so much more than you ever thought possible.
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