June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018
Read Genesis 28
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Scripture- Genesis 28:14- Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth! They will spread out in all directions—to the west and the east, to the north and the south. And all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants.
Observations- The covenant God made with Abraham and Isaac is reaffirmed by God as Jacob dreamed of a stairway to heaven. Note- as is always the case in these words of covenant- that the blessings that are to be received from God aren't to be hoarded; rather they are to be shared with all of the families of the earth.
Application- You, too, are blessed by God not to simply to receive all that God has for you, but to bless others. Receiving God's blessings is never intended to be a solitary endeavor. If you are blessed by God in any way, then you can count on the fact that this gift has been given so that you will pay if forward in other people's lives. How will you live out this covenant today?
Prayer- Dear God, thank You, thank You, and thank You! Let me live in gratitude today and everyday for all the ways You have so richly blessed me. Give me eyes to see all of the ways You make provision for me and help me pay it forward. Help me remember that I am blessed to be a blessing in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith." (Galatians 3:14),
P. S. - Congratulations New Hope! With 98% positive votes we decided yesterday afternoon at our called Church Conference to move forward with building a new Social Hall with a commercial kitchen. As we embark on this journey, let's remember that we are "blessed to be a blessing" to others. Let's also remember as we experience chaos over the coming year..."Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."
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