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Blessed to Be a Blessing

Galatians is packed with complexities.  It is easy to skim over the deep doctrinal concepts presented and settle for just the general idea.  I have found with this blog, I am constantly torn with how much information to present and how long to make my posts. I wrestle with how long to dwell on a particular passage as well. God's Word is so complex at times, but that is what makes it so wonderful, isn't it?  God wants us to diligently study it to get to know Him, (2 Tim 2:15) and we are rewarded with such sweet treasure when we take the time to do it. 

So, here I go again, trying to present here what I believe God wants me to say. 

Brothers and sisters in Christ, did you realize that you were a participant in the blessings that God gave to Abraham so many years ago?  Abraham was told that through him all nations would be blessed (Ge 12:3, Ga 3:8).  And we see in the following verse how we are also to be partakers of Abraham's blessing:

And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.  So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.  (Galatians 3:8-9)

Do you realize the impact of verse 9?  We, as believers in Christ through faith alone, like Abraham, will be blessed.  We will be blessed.  Did you hear that?  God has so many promises for us and such big plans for each of us.  Think about this for a minute.  If we are to be blessed with "faithful Abraham", then through us, all nations will be blessed as well.  We are blessed by God to be a blessing to others.   

We've all heard before that we may be the only Jesus that the people in our lives may ever see.  Our lives, all of our lives, no matter our income level, our education, our sizes or shape or personalities, matter deeply to God because we are all a part of His big plan.  I bet that we are blessings to some people around us and don't even know it.  Are you doing your part?  If not, what is keeping you from doing it?  Don't be discouraged friends, if you are struggling.  God wants to help, and so do your fellow Christian brothers and sisters.   Start today being a blessing.