With so many speeches recently ending in “God Bless America”, I was reminded again of an article I read about a year ago that changed my personal perspective on seeking God’s blessings. How often we hear something like (or pray it ourselves), “Bless us God, as we go about serving you!” …..or, thank you God, for “blessing” our family….. Please “bless” our safe travels as we go on vacation……
Below is a clip from this article that Pastor Rick Warren (U.S.) wrote that affected my perspective, perhaps it may yours too?
You need to stop praying, “God, bless what I’m doing,” and start praying, “God, help me to do what You’re blessing.”
“God, I know You’re going to do some very exciting things in the world today. Would You give me the privilege of just being in on some of them? I just want to be in on what You’re doing. I want to do what You’re blessing.”
As much as I DO want God, to “bless” America, I would rather give God the glory and my full trust in Him blessing who and where He chooses according to His purposes. The beautiful thing is that God’s resources and blessings are greater than anything man could ever dream of!
Phil 4:19-20 (NIV)
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
As we ask the Lord of the harvest to bring more workers, let us seek to walk where He is blessing right here in Switzerland and around the whole world!
In His grip and grace,