We use and/or hear the word bless often. After someone sneezes, we say "God bless you". I have heard others say I hope you have a blessed day. I have asked Jesus in prayer many times to bless the hands that prepared my meal. I have experienced blessings many times on many occasions.
I had someone bless me this past week. I voiced a desire, not a need, and someone chose to bless me with meeting that desire. Bless in my understanding is to do or say something to someone else that creates in them some happiness.
I can bless my husband by cooking dinner for him. I can bless my kids with my time. I can bless my friends with small gifts. I can bless strangers with kindness. Our eyes, ears, mouth, and a willing heart is all it takes.
This kind gesture made me feel happy and less stressed. It was some being Jesus with skin on. God puts others in our life to help us with our needs and even with our wants.
I hope that I can remember to always use what God has blessed me with to bless others, just like this friend did for me.
What are you doing today to bless someone? What has someone done to bless you?
The Message (MSG)5 1-2 Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.
I thank God for His example. I thank my friend for their loving like that!!!