Blessed to be a Blessing
In January, I hit my two-year anniversary of being on full time staff at South Tulsa. Just as with any job there are things I absolutely love about what I do and then there have been situations that have been difficult from which I have had to learn lessons. Overall, I love serving here and feel beyond blessed that God has allowed me to be part of so many different ministries happening inside and outside our walls.
In recent months, much of my focus has been on missions both as part of the kid’s ministry and as something I have gotten to participate in outside of working with South Tulsa’s kids. I teach in Royal Ambassadors weekly. I co-led a team to Thailand. In a couple of weeks, we will host Mission Ignition, where about 500 kids will come learn about missions happening locally and internationally. Then soon after, I will be part of the team heading to Guatemala. As I have reflected on all these opportunities, something I learned in Perspectives keeps coming to mind - we are blessed to be a blessing.
We find this call to action in scripture as early as God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 which says, “all the people on earth will be blessed through you.” This promise was not just for Abraham but for all believers. Other scriptures we often reference with this same call are Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8. These scriptures call us to be co-laborers in God’s kingdom work by sharing the gospel with all we encounter, whether that is halfway around the world or next door. The remarkable aspect of finding this call in Genesis is recognizing that God’s plan has been mission focused since the beginning of time.
We are blessed to be where we are today and to have the knowledge of the gospel and the power it holds. I pray we recognize the weight of the blessing we bear and that the gospel might affect us so deeply we cannot help but let it overflow from our mouths no matter our situation or audience. I would challenge you today by asking: Have you allowed your own life to be truly affected by the power of the gospel? If so, are you using that blessing to be a blessing to those around you?
Posted on Fri, February 14, 2020
by Kim Hayes