A blessing: to bring or speak holiness.
Three women came to our home last night. They came to bring blessings to our new home. They brought and spoke holiness into our home.
It is a simple thing to bless someone. God wants to spend time with His children so to bring or speak blessings â€“ well, all you have to do is be willing! God will do the rest.
When the men went into the house and saw the child with Mary, his mother, they knelt down and worshiped him. They took out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh and gave them to him.12 Later they were warned in a dream not to return to Herod, and they went back home by another road. Â Â Â Matthew 2:11-12 (CEV)
After the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary the mother of James bought some spices to put on Jesus’ body.2 Very early on Sunday morning, just as the sun was coming up, they went to the tomb. Â Â Â Mark 16:1-2 (CEV)
Bringing a blessing to others can be a joyous experience like that first baby shower for Jesus that the three Magi threw. It is about being God’s hands and feet to carry Good News to someone else of encouragement, support, and love. When I am willing to be open to God’s timing and wisdom, there can be a tremendous bonus in which God communicates His knowledge of their need and His compassionate answers.
I prayed for a woman one night who spoke no English and I spoke no French. She came forward during a service with her husband who did speak English and said, â€œShe wants you to pray for her.â€ I hesitated because, as I said, I did not speak her language. And then I thought that the One to whom I was going to pray knew how to communicate with both of us. My prayer asked God to reveal to her His father-love and forgiveness. As I prayed, she began to weep. When I stopped praying and just held her hand, she turned to her husband and spoke with many tears. Her father had died two weeks prior and she was feeling much grief and was lonely for her dad. God allowed me to bring His blessings to her, communicating a prayer to me and she said she heard my prayer in her own language! Am I willing to be a carrier of blessings?
There are times when bringing God’s blessing can be difficult like that morning for the three women going to Jesus’ tomb. Most of us would say that going to a funeral or reaching out to people who are grieving over the loss of a loved one, whether from death or divorce, is not our favorite way to spend a day or evening. We don’t know what to say. The truth is, there is nothing that can be said that will make the pain all go away and return their life to what it was before. But when I am the weakest and most clueless, God can really bring the blessing that the person needs.
The ladies that came to our home last night brought some lovely gifts. But the best gift that they brought was their presence and their prayers. The time we spent in prayer together was like God coming in and pulling up a chair to join us and give His blessing to all of us. Our home is well and truly blessed!
Let us be a blessing to someone today. Begin today by asking God to bless you with whatever He knows that you need. Receive that gift with joy! Then open your heart and hands and tell God that you would be willing to be His blessing messenger today.
Blessed Be the Name of the LORD/All Hail the Power written by Andy Park/Edward Perronet and sung by Lindell Cooley