May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine on us -
so that your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation among all nations. - Psalm 67:1-2
The author of this ancient song sees the connection between God blessing us and us being a blessing to the world. We are blessed to be a blessing. Take some time to pray through what it might live in this never-ending cycle of being blessed and blessing others…
Do you struggle more with asking for God to bless you or with holding back giving blessings to others?
How much should you give away financially? How much should you spend on yourself or save?
What’s appropriate self-care when it comes to your time and your energy? What’s appropriate sacrifice? And how do you find a healthy balance between those two?
Are there areas in your life that you have abundance that you haven’t paid attention to that you could freely share with others? (whether it’s old toys or being good at editing resumes or loving to bake or whatever)
Do you meet God more in receiving or giving - or do you meet God differently in both (or in neither!)?