Yay! Welcome to the “Blessed To Be A Blessing” Campaign Kickoff!
I was listening to a sermon and a word picture was given that CONVICTS me deeply.
Thinking on the Bible lesson of Jesus feeding the multitudes, fast forward to the scene where the disciples receive the baskets full of food to distribute. Okay, we know the end of the story, the disciples gave out the food and when everyone had their fill, there were still 12 baskets left!
Now, let’s change the story a bit for illustrative purposes. Imagine how the ending would have changed had the disciples witnessed the miracle of Christ and His divine multiplication and then each picked up a basket, thankful, “Jesus, wow, you have blessed us so much! Look at this awesome miracle You have done. Wow, You must be the Son of God…” and then they walked away from the hungry multitudes each with their full basket, exclaiming to themselves, “Wow, God has blessed me so much! I probably won’t even be able to eat this all before it rots! God, thanks for all your blessings!” Somehow the miracle would have been a little anti-climatic, huh?
Do you see yourself in that story? I am there! I have a basket overflowing with blessings and I have kept it to myself, thankful, but have failed to recognize that I am blessed to be a blessing to others! Resources as well as the Gospel.
In Genesis 12:1-3, God started this whole campaign, notice His blessing and His reason for it.
Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
So, here we go, the GIVEAWAY part.
By God’s grace, this week, I am going to be a blessing. Intentionally for the next 7 days. Everyday I will pray and act to be a blessing. ( I was gonna say a month, but don’t want to scare anyone off! We’ll build up to it)
Will you join me?
This doesn’t have to be huge stuff. It can be as big or little as the Lord lays on your heart. I am going to write a few examples to start you down the brainstorming track. ~bless your husband by writing him a note of how much he means to you ~bless a child by becoming a child sponsor ~bless an elderly person with a visit ~bless someone with a snail mail letter ~bless a people group by interceding for them in prayer ~bless a neighbor by telling them the Good News of Jesus Christ
For every 20 comments (1 person can have 4 entries), another Vilas June of the winner’s choice will be given away.
(50% of all orders will be given to orphan care on any orders placed by Friday, 30% after that).
Enter the GIVEAWAY by:
***Comment and tell me that for the next seven days after you enter, you are intentionally going to “be a blessing”.***
you can earn additional entries by:
1) Leave a separate comment with an idea you have to be a blessing (No idea is too big or too small!).
2) Facebook this campaign and tell me you did in a separate comment
3) Blog about the “Blessed to Be a Blessing” Campaign and leave a comment and let me know.
Open entry until Tuesday, May 31st.
OKAY, there you have it! Let’s go and BE A BLESSING!!!