Why your Character Matters. Choose to Bless and Encourage.

Be a Pipeline of Blessings. 

God is interested in blessing us, he shows through his actions that he wants us to bless others too.   In the story of Abraham from Genesis. God blessed Abraham and tells him that he will be a blessing to others. 

Do you take the time to bless others? Or are you more like a reservoir to receive blessings? Some people are like reservoirs they collect blessings without letting them overflow to others. Other people are more like a pipeline. They receive God‘s blessings and see to themselves as His instrument.  They tell  Him, “God, use me to help other people“.

In the Bible Scripture, God tells Abraham, “I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” GOD told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1-3 MSG)

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God gives you far more blessings when you’re like a pipeline then when you’re like a reservoir. The Bible teaches that we are blessed so we can bless others. The purpose of a blessing is not to feel good, be happy, and live comfortably. The purpose of our lives is to be like a pipeline. We should take the blessings that God gives to us and be used by God to bless others.

This reminds me of my father. My father was a humble man. He was a single man, left alone working and raising two daughters at home.  Although life was difficult for him, I remember that he  blessed others by generously cooking extra and then he took plates  or pans of food to our neighbors and to our relatives.  He was also good at giving. If there was an organization in need, and they asked him for donations he always opened his wallet and gave a small offering. That vision of blessings others sticks with me today.  God working blessings through my father  still  convicts  me today.

God blesses you.  Then the more you bless and help other people, the more God blesses your life. You will never out give God. The more you try to bless other people around you, the more God says I’m going to pour blessings on you. Now remember, giving blessings to God does not always mean financial blessings. A blessing from God could be going out of your way to  give a connection with friends, and family. A blessing could be wisdom and discernment to make the right choices and giving prudent advice.   A blessing from God could be favor in your life and good health.

Declaration. Say this with me. The more I bless and help other people, the more God blesses my life.

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The more you bless and help other people , the more you will be blessed. How do you bless others? You don’t need to figure this out by yourself, you can follow God‘s example. Anything God has done good in your life you can reflect that good to others. God has forgiven you, through Christ so you can bless others with forgiveness. God has given you material blessings, so you can pass on good to those that are in need. 

Declaration. Say this with me. I can be a pipeline of blessing from God to others.

This is one reason it’s important to remember and think about how God has been good to us: so we will be encouraged to do good to others in the same way our heavenly father is good to us.

Blessing others will use will need mindfulness. I focus I’m with God really wants in our lives. Blessing others I’ll take practice and development of living Bible principles, I’m living the way Christ has Titus taught us.

During the meditation and music, reflect on whether you are a reservoir or a pipeline of blessings. Ask God to encourage you in this area of becoming a pipeline of blessings. 

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References: Life Church, Rick Warren Open Doors, Message Bible

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