Summary: Have you ever wanted something in life, but maybe seemed too big to ask? God loves to answer those prayers! Do not let, doubt or feeling of unworthy stop you!
I remember when my brother went to college he had received a nice scholarship to go to the University of Detroit Mercy.
I also remember my dad being grateful, but asked for more. A simple phone call turned into an extra $8,000 in scholarship money.
James 4:2-3 says,
You do not have because you do not ask.You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
I wonder how often this has been my thought. I am grateful for what God has given me, but I know there is more out there.
Earlier today, I was resting in declaring God’s faith, hope and love to the world in a 1,000x measure. I began thinking, “Is this too much?”
I felt God say, “You cannot out give my love Marc.”
I will always be learning, but a key to experience more of God is be a blessing to others. God did not intend to give you a gift to keep to your self.
When I give back to the Kingdom of Heaven financially, I like to do as soon it comes in. It helps me recognize the money is not mine, but God’s.
A similar principle with spiritual gifts applies. When I receive a spiritual gift, I am learning to give it away as soon as I can.
This promotes a humility and not pride.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have given me so I can be a blessing to others. Holy Spirit, I pray you stir in every reader a desire to be a blessing to others and teach them how to do so. In Jesus name! Amen!
Application and Comments: How can you be a blessing to others? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!