I’m often asked to pray for others. But what should I pray for? The tendency for many of us is to pray for blessings. “Bless me Lord.” “Bless my job, my new house, my family, my marriage, my vacation…”
Psalms 67:1-2 reads “May God be gracious to us and bless us
“…so that your ways may be know on earth” Here lies the key to being blessed. Instead of praying to be blessed, we should pray to be a blessing. Don’t ask God to bless your job; ask him to use you to bless those in your work place. Do you have a new home? Ask the Lord to use it to bless those entering it! When is the last time you’ve asked God to use your family to minister to others? It must not stop with us. Our being blessed is a means to an end; our blessing is for His glory!
The amazing part of this truth is that as we bless others we are blessed! As we pour out, we are filled; as we give, we do receive. It’s that simple!
Scripture is filled with words of blessing from our creator. It’s obvious that his heart is to bless his children. But let’s never forget that the blessings we receive are meant to bring Him glory.
I remember the old hymn I used to love to sing when I was a girl.
“Make me a blessing. Make me a blessing; out of my life. May Jesus shine. Make me a blessing oh Savior I pray; make me a blessing to someone today!” Let this be the prayer of our hearts!
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