The ABC’s of Being a Blessing…
Here’s 26 things or ways to be a blessing to the people around you!
In Genesis 12, Abraham is told he blessed! So that he may be a blessing to others.
We are blessed!! Not just for ourselves, but rather so we can be a blessing to others.
Below are the notes from my sermon on Sunday, with the link to the video below… The sermon (of course) expounds on the notes below…
Be a blessing!!
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! (Psalm 34: 3)
Build someone up
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4: 29)
Disciple of Jesus –
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 8: 35)
Exercise – Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6: 19-20)
Fear Not – 366 times in the Bible!
Gentle – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23)
Helping Hand – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6: 2)
Joy – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23)
Kind – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23)
Money – Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. (Malachi 3: 10)
Never give up on one another
Oozer – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2: 8-9)
Patience / Peace – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23)
Pray – Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5: 17)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation… (2 Corinthians 5: 17-18)
Slow to Speak / Silence –
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger… (James 1: 19)
Try – (Showed video clip of Mandy Harvey singing “Try” on America’s Got Talent.)
Understand, seek not to be understood
Walk with someone
Hospitable, especially to visiting strangers or foreigners. Of the relation between a host and guest; friendly…
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13: 2)
Yourself, Be –
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
(Psalm 139: 13)
Zander – Urban Dictionary – an amazing person who is willing to listen to your problems, nice person and funny, liked by everyone who knows him/her / has a unique sense of humor that some people find offensive but most find funny.
Laugh often and Fear not!