Blessed To Give
There is no doubt that The Lord has done some extraordinary things in our lives. He has been by our side walking with us every day of our lives. The Lord has poured more blessings in our lives than we can even begin to count, and if we were truly honest with ourselves many of those blessings we did not even deserve, but He has blessed us any way. The Lord has not blessed us to hoard those blessings that He has given to us, but He has blessed us to be a blessing to those who are in need.
The Scripture reminds us that, He has showed us all things, how that in laboring we support the weak, and to remember when Jesus said, it is more blessed to give than to receive. I encourage you today to remember that when you are laboring and serving The Lord you are truly supporting the weak. There was a time when you were down and The Lord sent someone your way to lift you up. There was a time when you did not know how you were going to make it, but The Lord used somebody to make a way for you. The same way that you are blessed by The Lord you now have to be an example of that blessing and in turn around and be a blessing to someone else.
You cannot be a person that is always receiving and never giving; because your blessing is not in the receiving it is in the giving. It is always the right time to take an opportunity to be a blessing to someone who may be in need. You may not be able to do a lot, but there is something you can do because The Lord has blessed you greatly, and when you can turn around and do something for someone else, no matter how big or small you are letting the light and the love of The Lord shine through you. If you truly want to be blessed beyond measure, give beyond measure and you will be blessed. I thank God for every opportunity He has given me to be a blessing to someone else.
I know that it is more blessed to give than it is to receive and because I am going to keep on giving I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for blessing me, and for sending people to be a blessing in my life, and allowing me to bless others. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY