Blessing’s For God’s Glory

Why do you want God to bless you? Is it out of selfish ambition? Is it so you can have more? Or is it so that God will be praised? Is it so God’s plan will be executed? Too often it is for our own benefit and not God’s.

We don’t like to think of ourselves as selfish. Yet, if we all take a long hard look inside, we find that many of our reasons for doing one thing or another is for our own gain in the end. We are willing to lend a helping hand in hopes of getting one in return. We give a complement in hopes of getting one in return.

Not everything that everyone does is out of selfish ambition, that is true. But I challenge you to take a serious look at just a few actions as they happen around you and your own actions. Dive deep into the motive behind them. See for yourself what you come up with as a reason.

This isn’t an easy exercise. It takes hard work to challenge yourself like this. It takes opening up your heart to its very core. But if you want to continue to progress toward being the person God has called you to be, it is a worthwhile exercise.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not standing here pointing a finger at you without knowing there are three of my own fingers pointing back me. I only bring this to your attention because I think of it for myself and my own journey toward becoming more like Jesus.

When we ask God to bless us so that His glory is revealed and people praise Him, He works in mighty ways. He wants us to have a change in attitude—one of praise. God wants us to be thankful and praise Him for all that we are blessed with.

I pray we all turn to God for His blessings. I pray we ask for them out of selflessness. I pray each one of us seeks to have an attitude of Jesus. Ask God to bless you. Ask God to bless you for His glory. Be part of God’s plan. Seek to be who God created you to be. Praise God.

Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face shine on us—

so that your ways may be known on earth,

your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, God;

may all the peoples praise you.

May the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you rule the peoples with equity

and guide the nations of the earth.

May the peoples praise you, God;

may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest;

God, our God, blesses us.

May God bless us still,

so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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