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Who Did You Bless Today?

Saturday Morning Devotional – From the Archives

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Who Did You Bless Today?

I am pulling a devotional from the archives this week. Please remember that this was written many years ago – I did NOT just get back from youth camp a couple of weeks ago. This may have been written long ago, but the question is still relevant, “Who did you bless today?”

Blessing Messages

Within the past 2 weeks, the Lord has consistently been showing me that I need to be more of a blessing to the people around me.  First of all, He began to speak through the youth camp I attended a couple weeks ago. The entire week was about your life being a mission trip.  Next was through the movie, Evan Almighty.  If you have seen this movie, you know that the message is very clear.  However, one of the most inspiring messages I have heard came from a special last Saturday morning on the “Today Show.”

A Life of Blessing

The inspiring story was about a doctor who had retired and moved to Hilton Head to play golf.  After a very short time, he was completely bored.  All of his life had been spent being a blessing to others, and he felt he had to continue.  He noticed all of the workers of the estates and hotels who were in need of health care but couldn’t afford it.  He did the only thing he knew to do ; he opened up a free clinic. 

A few years have passed and the free practice is booming.  He has recruited other retirees to help, and he has actually begun practices in other parts of the United States, just like the original.  This is how he is spending his retirement!

His Blessing Legacy

As he was being interviewed, he shared that every night when his family would eat dinner, his dad would ask everyone at the table who they blessed that day.  If they had blessed someone, they shared their story.  He accredited this tradition to making him the person that he is today.

On a Personal Note

As I thought about this, I thought how you have to almost make it a habit to bless others, or you get caught up in your day-to-day activities.  I want my family to have this “blessing habit” as a part of them (myself included).  Yesterday we took a mini-vacation day to Dallas.  This was the perfect opportunity for blessings.  At the end of the day, I asked them, “Who did you bless today?”  Lots of thinking was going on, and a few blessings were mentioned.  I believe that if I continue to ask the question, each day will be a little more thought out, and more blessings will occur.

Blessing others does not have to be a difficult thing.  The Lord provides each of us with different gifts and abilities.  Do what you know and love to do.  Blessings do not have to be monetary either.  Just think of random acts of kindness.  Here is a list of a few things to try:

Cook, clean, yard work, or other services
Pay the tollbooth for the person behind you. (You can see that this is old – make it their drive-thru order.)
Leave a quarter in a gumball machine.
Visit the nursing home, shut-ins, or hospital patients.
Run errands for someone.
Share the message of Christ!

“Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 
1 Peter 4:10

For all of you who love to cook, I will leave you with a quick & easy Peanut Cluster recipe a sweet lady (Rhonda Kimble) blessed me with many years ago. Use it to bless someone today.

Peanut Clusters

1 (16 oz.) Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 (12 oz.) Bag of Peanut Butter Chips
1 Can of Dry Roasted Peanuts

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and melt by cooking in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Remove and stir.  Add the container of dry roasted peanuts and stir well. Drop by spoons onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for about an hour or until set. Then go bless someone!

Video Clip

If you have 3 minutes, this clip is really interesting. It is a pastor talking about the Science behind being blessed by blessing others. Click here to watch his short message.

Blessing Quotes

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Showers of Blessings

I hope you will join me in trying to be more intentional about blessing others. If you have children at home, ask them the question, “Who did you bless today?” on a regular basis. Maybe we can start a “blessing habit” in our families.

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Until next week…

Have a Grace & Joy-Filled day!



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  1. I just found your blog and I’m so excited! The story of the retired doc really inspired me. I am a huge fan of random acts of kindness but rarely ask others (my family) who they have blessed. The kids are adults now but it’s never to late to start, right?! Looking forward to hearing what they have to say and hopefully our intentions become glorious habits. Thanks or this. I’m off to figure out how I can serve someone with my God given talents and gifts.

    1. I agree, it’s never too late! My kids are grown, but they can still bless. I think being intentional is the key. Keep on serving!!!

  2. Beautiful post, we should remind ourselves to bless other people more often. People don’t even realise how much power we have in ourselves, a blessing can move mountains.

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