Being a Blessing

Have you ever thought about what it means to be a blessing to someone? According to the dictionary, the word blessing (n) means (1) God's favor and protection or (2) a prayer said before or after a meal. However, the verb, to be a blessing doesn't have a definition that makes sense in how we often use it.

This week, we're starting a new sermon series about how to love your neighbor in a way that shows Jesus through our daily lives. Essentially, we're talking about how to be a blessing to others.

Who is someone who's always a blessing to you?

It could be a friend or family member who always brings joy into your life. Or, it could be an author, artist, or speaker that helps the Holy Spirit speak to you. Who do you have in your life that you consider a blessing and why? (If you want, you can share in the comments below.)

In my life, I find my biggest blessing is silence and stillness. I'm the type of person who tends to overthink everything. When I am either intentional about being still or am so tired I have no choice, I find blessings through nature, music, art, or the words of others floating around in my mind. It's in my stillness that God shows me what has been there all along.

Want to know more?

Want to know more about what a blessing is? Or how can you be a blessing to others? First, be sure to join us for our new series, Neighboring. Second, consider purchasing the book from which the BLESS model comes, which will teach us how to love others as Jesus taught. It gives us many practical ways to love others and be a light to the world. I hope to see you Sunday!

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