Abraham is one of the Bible’s spiritual giants. Indeed, several different religions trace their spiritual roots back to “Father Abraham.” Called by God to leave his homeland and go out to a place he knew nothing about, Abraham obeyed. The author of Hebrews says ”he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Heb. 11:8). When God calls you to do something, you don’t need to know all the details in advance.
In his call to Abraham, God also gave him a promise, according to Genesis 12:2. “I will bless you,” Go said to him, “and you shall be a blessing.” Simply put, God was going to bless Abraham, and he, in turn, was to be a blessing to others. He was blessed to be a blessing.
Isn’t this still true as far as our blessings are concerned? Are we not blessed to be a blessing to others?
*The financial resources that God entrusts to us – are we not to use them to be a blessing to others?
*The knowledge and wisdom that God gives us – are we not to use the same to be a blessing to others?
One of the tragedies of life is that many seem to feel they are blessed because they are more deserving than others, and that is not true. As with “Father Abraham, ” we are blessed for one reason above all others – to be a blessing to others! Will you let God bless others through you today?
Father, “make me a blessing to someone today.” Amen