“Bless And Be Blessed!”(Gen.12:1-3).
Yesterday we said God does not call us in the same way, neither are we all called for the same assignments.
When God called Abram, he told Abram,“Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. 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. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
God is faithful and keeps to his promise. Through Abram we are all blessed with the one who takes away the sins of the world.
There is a sense in which if we do not leave behind all that we already have, we cannot be blessed with new things. Importantly is that sin is a burden that weighs us down until we leave its pleasures behind before we can experience the joy of salvation in Christ Jesus.
Ngwa and Shey were operating the same kind of businesses opposite to each other. An angel appeared to Ngwa and told him that he had come to bless him. The angel told Ngwa to ask whatever he wanted and it will be given to him. The angel told him further, “Note that whatever you ask for will be given to you, but will be doubled to Shey.” Ngwa reflected for a while and smiled broadly as he told the angel, “Make me blind on one eye.”
The statement,“Today the Lord will use somebody to bless you” will attract more “likes” and “Amen” than “Today the Lord will use you to bless somebody.”
The truth is that God blesses you through others in so far as you bless others. Make it a habit to be a blessing to everybody because you can never know who is your Abram.
Like Abram of old, we are on pilgrimage. One day we shall leave everything behind to inherit the eternal kingdom that has been prepared by Jesus Christ. Our wife Delphine Motopoh and all the other departed of the Lord rest in peace in that land of pure delight until we join you someday.
While we are still on this pilgrimage let us be a blessing to others.
Prayer of the week: Holy Spirit guide me to always be a blessing to others so that I do not forfeit my own blessings. Amen!
Welcome back to a new working week. Have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!
Rev. Babila Fochang.