Time for self evaluation. What have we done with all that we have been blessed with?
Time for action... Do more with whatever we have today. Don't wait for what we think is promised to come. Start the giving now, whether it be time, money, service, or resources.
Like the old Nike advertisement used to say "Just do it!"
Extending The Goodness Of God
A blessing is the capacity to experience, enjoy and extend the goodness of God in your life. It is never just about you. While it includes you, it is also intended to extend through you to others somehow. Too many Christians today want God to bless them without being willing for God to bless others through them.
When God established the family in the garden, He told them to be fruitful and multiply. He blessed them. Then He enabled them to extend the blessing He had given them throughout the land, and to those who came after them. In addition, God also blessed them through resourcing them with what they needed to carry out the rule He had given to them. He provided for them. A blessing is when God provides all that is needed for you to accomplish all there is under your rule.
It is important to note that after the blessing came the instructions. God blessed, but then followed that up with the commission of Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply and to rule over that which He had placed under them. They were to serve as managers over the garden that had been given to them.
One of the worst things in the world is to live your life and miss your garden. The true tragedy is to miss managing, or even to mismanage, the sphere of responsibility God has prepared for you.
Through the family, God has established a way for individuals to carry out a great dominion in producing blessing throughout those within their spheres of influence.
For His Kingdom,