It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

WEEK 6 - SUMMER BIBLE STUDY


WHEREVER YOU PLACE YOUR FOOT,
THERE RESTS A BLESSING.

RUMI








There is just one more week left of our study. This week we will study the BLESSING CUP

Perhaps the best know cup in the scriptures is that of the blessing cup in

1 Corinthians 10:16
The blessing cup that we bless, is it not a sharing in the Blood of Christ?

What are blessings?

The dictionary defines blessing as: to consecrate or to hallow by religious rite or words to make or prounounce holy or sacred.

To bless is not so much to make sacred, however, as it is to acknowledge the sacredness that is already there. All creation is sacred because it is made by God.
Wherever we are can be a blessing if we are aware of the sacredness and beauty of that place.

Calling forth a blessing is actually a naming of the goodness that is already there

Whenever God blesses, there emerges bounteous life and abundance of goodness.

Anyone and anything that brings good or God-ness into our lives is a blessing. To bless is to bring the touch of God, the touch of love and goodness to another by our presence as well as by our actions. Blessings are a greating from God, saying - I care about you, I desire what will be for your own good. Your are dear to my heart, I want your life to be filled with love.

Sometimes these blessings come disguised in the pain,struggle, and hardship of unwanted parts of our lives. It is only later, that we look and see what a gift those times and events were for usl.

As we pray through the next week with the blessing cup, may we grow in awareness of the countless blessings that are ours. May the love and appreciation for the Giver of all Gifts, the best of all blessings, continue to grow and be enriched.

Today, I will pray that our dear Lord blesses all those family and friends dear to my heart and I will try to recognize all the blessings that I receive.
'On Ya' - ma

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