the blessing equationpart one: His blessing is written into every human heart
We live in a city that tells us: “my life starts and ends with me.” But what if... 1.Everything started from God. 2.We had life because of Him. 3. Everything functioned according to His law. We would have to put ‘me’ second. Could that make you happier? Finding a new and true perspective... The essence of blessing is finding the right perspective: tuning into God’s outlook on love.
Q. What is God’s blessing?A. It is unconditional, potentially limitless, but not automatic. God is a parent An expression of God’s love for you: 3 blessings that God gave mankind. Be fruitful, multiply, and have dominion Abraham’s blessing from God was based on his faithful attitude. (Genesis 14:22, Romans 4:18-24)
God wants to bless every detail of your life: When you wake your children, when you help them with their clothes, when you pick up the phone, turn on the computer, get in the car, breath,sleep, run, walk, talk, and also when you get married: Blessing is an attitude: a way of understanding and feeling what and where God’s love is. God designed you to be blessed
In a big, busy, largely secular city we believe we have no time, we are over run, too many commitments. The only way to solve this problem is by stopping: Take time out from all the tangibles in order to be with God. “they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength...they shall run, and be not weary” Isaiah 40, verse 31
Q. Why is God’s blessing so often hidden out of sight? A. Satan’s long term strategy to put ‘me’ first. God’s heart of forgiveness is for all: The Prodigal Son and the father who sees him coming home from a distance. There are countless gracious acts performed daily by people all over the world. Grace is God’s blessing for a broken world:
greater maturity = greater blessing Greater spiritual maturity results in greater trust from God. Greater trust from God results in deeper love in your life. Blessing is about a personal relationship. The blessing equation
Saying ‘thank you’ to God: the first small step towards a personal relationship... Let’s pray: Thank you, Heavenly Father for your grace and blessing. We want to express our thanks through our faith and our actions.
The Readings: "Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think." Romans 12:2 "The mountains and hills may crumble but My love for you will never end; so says the Lordwho loves you." Isa. 54:10 "`I say this because I know what I am planning for you,' says the Lord, `I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.'" Jeremiah 29:11 “We are making a vow to become a channel of God’s blessing, sharing His blessing equally with all the people of the world.” Rev Moon, ‘The Value and significance of the Family Pledge’ on June 13th 2007