Sharing your blessings – Prayer for August 28. Praise the Lord everybody! Have you ever noticed how certain believers seem to always be receiving the material and financial blessings of God? Well, let me tell you this, 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 biggest tests of Christian love is jealousy. There is more gossip in Churches about how another Brother or Sister, or family, always seems to be getting blessed by God, whether it be financially, or with prosperity in general. Instead of rejoicing for them, and with them, we find a lot of finger-pointing and back-biting going on.
Most ask the question, “why them and not me?” but they 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.
God blesses those that he knows are going to 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 they are large or small.
We as Christians need to stop pointing fingers at those that 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 of it. The next time God blesses you, keep that in mind. God bless you all.
Sharing your Blessings Prayer for Today
Father God, we want to thank you for the many blessings you pour out 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.
Also read: STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH Prayer for August 27