Blessed To Be a Blessing
Ben Franklin, one of our country’s founding fathers, had developed a challenging habit. Every day of his adult life, he set aside time to examine two questions. In the morning, he asked himself, “What good shall I do today?” As the day drew to a close, his question was: “What good have I done today?” As Christians, it is easy to relate to Ben Franklin’s attitude because a common theme throughout God’s Word is that we are to do good to others as we help, love, and serve them. We are called to love others as we love ourselves. In his letter to the church in Galatia, the Apostle Paul wrote, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).
God has created, forgiven, and redeemed us, and we become His instruments of love and compassion in the world. God blesses us so we can serve Him by serving others. He honors us with the privilege of being the channels through which He works. We are blessed to be a blessing. God wants us to be His channels who live in total devotion to Him and are His faithful stewards. He empowers us to do the “good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). The same strength that was available to Paul is available to us. As the Apostle Paul wrote the people in Philippi, “I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
God is our source of strength. Through our weakness, God is able to display His divine power. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can make the serving of others a priority in our lives.