Welcome to the BLESS IT FORWARD stories and give-aways. If you don’t know the details, be sure to read Monday’s post to find out more so you can participate. I’ll be giving away 5 prizes to bless 5 people and give them the chance to pass those blessings on to others.
I cried through most of your stories yesterday. Isn’t it amazing (and so encouraging) to see how God uses ordinary people to be an extraordinary measure of His love to others? So many were an answer to someone’s prayers!
These stories are beautiful pictures of the gospel – Jesus’ life in others. I love knowing that Jesus died not only to get us out of hell and into relationship with Him because that is the desire of His heart, but also to pour Himself into us so that others will be drawn closer to Him. I see that in the response of each recipient. They felt God’s love through the blessings others gave.
My friend, you have a purpose. You were created to reveal God’s glory – to give visibility to His invisible character. Because it is His encouragement, His peace, His kindness, His compassion, His thoughtfulness, His sacrificial love that wants to come out through your words and deeds. It is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
We all have something to give, big or small, and when we do we are just as blessed as the one we give to. It doesn’t have to be monetary either. It could be something as powerful as a personal note of encouragement, a prayer email, a voice mail simply saying “I am thinking of you today or something as anonymous as paying for the order of the person behind you in the drive-thru window.
So, how will you bless it forward today?
I’ll share what I plan to do in the post below: Blessed to be a Blessing.