Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Answer the Call!

Blessed to be a blessing. We all have perhaps read this saying and heard it said. Yet what does it mean? Yes, we are called to help those in need; to give financially, to give of our time and to give of our talents. The giving needs to be sacrificial as well, from our very own needs rather than from our excess! Anyone can give away extras!!! Yet still, what does it mean to "be a blessing"?
Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country; from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”(Genesis 12:1-3)
Most of us well know the Abrahamic Blessing. Because of Abraham's faith, a Nation was formed and became formidable until this day. God called a people to,Himself through Abram (Abraham) and has kept His covenant and will keep it until the Day of the Lord. So what does this to us, the Christ-follower? We have been "grafted in"(Romans 11:17-21)to the promises to Abraham through the blood sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. So now as we have been "blessed" we are to be a blessing. We are to be in obedience to the calling upon our lives in order to leave a legacy of blessing for those coming behind us. Many did not understand why Abram had to leave his land and family. Many may not understand the calling upon your life or mine; yet we must ANSWER THE CALL!

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