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Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019 YOU ARE BLESSED

Many times in life we don’t truly see the blessings around us. If we looked purposefully every day, however, we would find many blessings. Good stewards know they are blessed by God. They use their blessings to help others. When we better know God by reading His word and having a right relationship with Him, we can identify our blessings and use them to help others. Everything in life is a blessing from God. God blesses us with His grace so we can give generously to others. Whatever we have…our time, our money, our skills, our treasures, our talents…these are all gifts from God that we can use to allow Him to bless others through us.

SCRIPTURE:
2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (NIV)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what God has blessed you with.
2. List blessings God gives to all people.
3. Know God wants you to share your blessings with others.
4. Pray and ask God what you can do today to share your blessings.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we thank You for the many blessings You give to us. We know we are blessed only because of Your grace. You love us so much and want us to have all we need to live this life. Thank You for the little and big blessings You give us every day. Help us to use these blessings to help others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We don’t receive blessings from others. All blessings come from God.

Psalm 146:3-5 “Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God.” (NLT)

Be encouraged by God and live to encourage others. Good stewards look for opportunities to encourage others. We can be a blessing to others by encouraging them.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (NIV)

We are rich with God’s blessings and should use them to help others better know Him.

FOCUS:
Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” (NLT)
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