3 Reasons Not to Look for Blessings This Week

Written by on November 25, 2013

Gravy boat

Are you having a wonderful Thanksgiving week? Filling your home with friends and family, or maybe guestifying someone else’s house? I pray a week of connectedness for you and your loved ones.

But whatever you do, DON’T look for blessings.

Here’s why:

• If you’re looking for a blessing, you’re possibly expecting to find God “out there,” like some sort of scavenger hunt. Uh-uh. The blessing is “in here” (Jesus smiles and taps your chest.) If you’re a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit indwells you every day. Everywhere.

• Who needs to look for a commodity which is already in excess?
At the start of a Thanksgiving spread, you’ve got gravy boats full of sauce to pour over dark meat, white meat, dressing, and flowing through the place like there’s no tomorrow.

The prolific abundance of the Lord flows like that. Jesus said, “I have come that [you] may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10, NIV) Abundance is a constant in the equation. Let’s remind ourselves to live it—including relentlessly encouraging others and declaring excess over their storehouses.

Quit looking for a blessing. Instead, walk in the door and BE a huge blessing. Encourage three people today. Show them the love of Christ with words and hugs.

Who can you BE a blessing for today?

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