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Susan's Blog: God Is Able

Why is blessing others important? Think about it. Was there a person or persons who you can recall blessed you in some way? Maybe it was an act of kindness, and encouraging word, a caring family member, mentor or teacher, etc. How did this blessing affect you?

Some people may have experienced few blessings in life, but that does not take away from God’s plan to use you to be a blessing to others in amazing ways.

Boaz Blessed Ruth

Ruth was a young widow who had traveled to Israel with her mother-in-law. As they get to Israel it is harvest time, so she goes out into fields to pick up any grain that was dropped. At that time there was no life insurance or welfare, and women generally could not get work. A widow would be in poverty. The blessing of Boaz would have been a gift from God for Ruth.

Ruth 2:Boaz went over and said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Stay right here with us when you gather grain; don’t go to any other fields. Stay right behind the young women working in my field. See which part of the field they are harvesting, and then follow them. I have warned the young men not to treat you roughly. And when you are thirsty, help yourself to the water they have drawn from the well.” 10 Ruth fell at his feet and thanked him warmly. “What have I done to deserve such kindness?” she asked. “I am only a foreigner.” [1]

You Can Bless Others

We cannot control who blesses us, but we do have control over being a blessing to others. The good news it just starts with asking the Lord to use me to bless others. Kindness is a fruit of the spirit that has a special way of inspiring people. Here are five ways you can bless others:

Pray for Someone: Talking to God on another’s behalf can move mountains.

Just listen: Sometimes all someone needs is for someone else to listen to them.

Offer words of encouragement: Simply encouraging others to keep on going can be more help than you think. There is not a day that goes by that we couldn’t benefit from some encouragement.

Give: God’s blessings to us are not meant to end with us. His desire is that they filter down to others. This principle applies to all areas of our lives including finances.

Volunteer: It won’t cost you a thing. Just an hour or two of your time will make an impact on someone for a lifetime. [2] 2 Corinthians 9:And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.[3]

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[1,3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.


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