Be the Blessing - Monday, March 11th 2013

2 Corinthians 8:12

"Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don't have."
NLT

The key to walking in a blessed life is not what you may be thinking. The key to experiencing the blessings of God is not to seek out the blessings, but to be the blessing. When we give to others through our time, energy or finances, we are being a blessing and in return, we find ourselves blessed.

Matthew 10:39 "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it." NKJV

This life is not about us gaining everything we can, but it is more about us giving everything we can for the sake of God's Kingdom. We should give joyfully, generously, proportionately and consistently to the Kingdom of God so that more and more people may find hope in Christ. At times, we may give beyond what we believe we are able, but we will find that God will care for us. When we do give like that, it shows our love for God. That kind of giving shows our desire to help the poor and the spread the Gospel. Giving of ourselves and our resources guides us into a deeper relationship with Christ because Jesus had the same attitude of giving. After all, He said that He did not come to be served but to serve. He did not come to be given much, but He came to give it all on the cross. Let's be like Jesus and begin giving our lives so that others can be saved.

Life Lesson: The key to walking in a blessed life is to know you are supposed to be a blessing and be a source of blessings to others.

Dear God,
Thank You for the blessings You have given me. I desire to use those blessings to care for others and to share the Gospel. Open my eyes for opportunities to give of my time, energy and finances for Your Kingdom. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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