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Sunday, November 06, 2005

TO BE A BLESSING

Here are a few more finds on being a blessing....

As we thank God, lets also recommit ourselves to being a channel of good things to the people that God has put around us. Because even as we share this life with others, we receive it more abundantly in our own lives

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be know on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us, and all then ends of the earth will fear him

Psalm 67

We are one of the most blessed people on earth, in all of history, when it comes to material things. So we thank God for that. We thank God in many cases for health. That's something that goes up and down and some people are struggling with that right now, but for many of us the whole fact that we are healthy is something that we rejoice about and give thanks to God about. And perhaps the most important part is that we thank God for family and friends

God our God has blessed us. So that these words of Thanksgiving, may God be gracious to us and bless us come at a time of Thanksgiving when we have received a whole lot and because of this abundance, we are focusing in on this opportunity to thank God. It's a natural thing to have a harvest festival.

Here in Psalm 67 we have somebody, who's at this time of abundance, at this time of blessing and his viewpoint is world wide, even while he thanks God, his focus is on God's purpose in the world.


I will bless you, and make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing

Genesis 12:2

28 WAYS TO BE A BLESSING

1. Call an old friend, just to say "hi."
2. Hold a door open for a stranger.
3. Invite someone to lunch.
4. Compliment someone on his or her appearance.
5. Ask a coworker for their opinion on a project.
6. Bring healthy cookies to work to share.
7. Let someone cut in during rush hour traffic.
8. Leave a waitress or waiter a big tip.
9. Tell a cashier to "have a nice day."
10. Call your parents.
11. Let someone know you miss them.
12. Ask somebody over to see a good video.
13. Let a person know you really appreciate them.
14. Visit a retirement center.
15. Take a child to the zoo.
16. Fill up your spouse's car with gas.
17. Surprise someone with a small gift.
18. Leave a "thank-you" note for the cleaning staff at work.
19. Write a letter to a distant relative.
20. Let someone know you thought about them the other day.
21. Put a dime in a stranger's parking meter before the time expires.
22. Share a funny cartoon with somebody.
23. Send someone flowers to where they work.
24. Invite a friend to tea.
25. Recommend a good book to someone
.26. Bag your own groceries at the checkout counter
.27. Give blood.
28. Offer free baby-sitting to a friend who's really busy or just needs a break.

May you all be a blessing and be blessed today !

‘On Ya’ - ma

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