Living Waters: Channel of Blessing
Text: Galatians 2.20
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
“God supplies our needs so that we might meet the needs of others to the glory of Christ.” Meeting the needs of others can be translated as being a channel of blessing to others. Not just fellow brothers and sisters as important as that is but more urgently to a lost and dying World.
For we were lost and without hope when God pursued us and opened our hearts to the truth and power of the Gospel; the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ. And who did God use to bring us the saving message of the Gospel? Answer: A channel of blessing! It was someone who offered to us what they had already received!
“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.” 1 Cor 15:3-4
We cannot say we love God with all our heart, our soul and our mind and not love our neighbour as ourselves. Loving God means dying to self and dying to self means conforming to the image of Jesus Christ and conforming to the image of Jesus Christ means putting the interests of others above our own. If we learn to live with true contentment, humility and trust in God, He will always bring to remembrance what He has already done in the past, is doing in the present, and will do in the future: He supplies exactly what we need “according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” Despite our circumstances, feelings, emotions and attacks from the enemy, we will live fulfilled lives we never dreamed possible. Mathew 22:36-40.
Generosity is defined as the quality of being kind and generous. Is a wealthy Christian who gives from his abundance generous? But Christians who know the Joy of the Lord are generous despite personal circumstances. To be a channel of blessing we must learn contentment and be others minded.
“Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble and you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.” Philippians 4:14-15.
Being channel of blessing is all about giving, helping and supporting other people in need not about self.
As we celebrate Helps Weekend grand finale today, let us as believers always see ourselves as channel of blessing to others and custodians of God’s blessings to benefit humanity and mankind same way we have also received.
“Let us be mindful of others”. May His name be praised in our lives in Jesus name, amen
- 1. O Lord, thank you for making me a channel of Your blessings in all areas of life in Jesus name.
- 2. I reject the spirit of failure, and I claim the spirit of success in Jesus name.
- 3. Lord, please grant me the grace to always consider and be mindful of others in all that I do.