Sharing your blessings – Prayer for August 28. Praise the Lord, everybody! Have you ever noticed how certain believers always seem to receive God’s material and financial blessings? Well, let me tell you there’s a reason for it.
Bible Verse for Today
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints, given to hospitality.” (Romans 12:10-13)
When Paul wrote this, he was explaining Christian love, one for another. One of the most extensive tests of Christian love is jealousy. There is more gossip in Churches about how another Brother, Sister, or family always seems to be getting blessed by God, whether financially or with prosperity in general. Instead of rejoicing for and with them, we find a lot of finger-pointing and back-biting.
Most ask, “Why them and not me?” but fail to look at certain things, like themselves. In verse 13, Paul talks about distributing or giving to people that need, then he says, “given to hospitality.” Even though the two statements are separated on paper, God wants us to see them as He sees them, and that is together.
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God blesses those he knows will be good stewards over whatever they are given and have a spirit of hospitality and sharing. God wants us as Christians to share our blessings, whether large or small.
We as Christians need to stop pointing fingers at those who are blessed, saying, “Why them?” We need to start looking and pointing at ourselves, asking, “Am I a giving, sharing person, or a hoarder?”
God desires us to be distributors of His love, not collectors. The next time God blesses you, keep that in mind. God bless you all.
Sharing your Blessings Prayer for Today
Father God, thank you for the many blessings you pour on your people. Help us, Lord, not to look at others in envy, but let us be good stewards and “distributors” of whatever you give us while at the same time showing hospitality to all in need. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
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