Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Response to Blessings

So how should I respond to blessings, those good gifts from God? In Eph. 1:3-4 it says,

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.”

My response should be one of praise and gratitude to God, recognizing His spiritual blessings with an attitude of humility and a heart ready to live an obedient life according to His holy ways.

A specific type of obedience that God expects from His children when they have experienced blessing in hardships is found in II Cor. 1:3,4. The gift of comfort that He gives to us, He expects us to pass along to others around us.

II Cor 1:3,4 says:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

Where God has touched me in the past, my gratitude, recognition, humility, and obedience should lead me to be willing and able to pass those blessings along to others. Simply put, God often chooses to use you and me to bless others in His Name.

1 comment:

BWAF said...

Totally. God does uses us to bless others in His Name.