September 26, Be a Blesser
Today’s reading: Psalms 126-130
“May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. May you live to see your children’s children—peace be on Israel”
- Psalm 128:5-6.
Today’s verses are a good prayer you can offer for others, and they are also a blessing that the psalmist was bestowing on his fellow believers. You were meant to participate in God’s blessing-distribution business, giving those blessings freely and without bias or discrimination. In order to bless someone in a way that they can participate in the blessing, you must utter that blessing within their earshot so that they can, well, be blessed and uplifted as they hear your kind words. The good news is that blessings cost you nothing and you never run out — as long as your heart is to uplift and edify others. Peter spoke about your role as a blesser, even when others don’t bless you, when he wrote: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9). Are you living up to your full potential as a blesser of others? What is holding you back? Why are you so hesitant to utter words of life to others, when they are free and within your total control to do so?