You gotta be a blessing | Discipleship Prayer Day 15
Let me be a blessing, LORD, by letting my words be full of grace, by being a peacemaker, and by seeking every day to bless, encourage, build up, nourish, and live a life that demonstrates your love.
Let your grace, your peace, and your blessing flow through me daily.
Let your speech be always gracious and flavorful—not corrupting and destructive—so that you will be able to EXTEND GRACE TO THOSE AROUND YOU. This will help you know how to respond in each unique situation as you build people up according to their need. ― Paraphrase of Ephesians 4:29 and Colossians 4:6
We are called to let the words we share with the people in our world either extend grace-filled love; the same kind of love that Christ extended to us on the cross. Let this grace, LORD, flow through everything I do and say, as it becomes a source of peace and blessing in the lives of others.
I am leaving you peace; my peace. I am giving you what this world cannot, so don’t be troubled or afraid. Rather, DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO TO LIVE AT PEACE WITH EVERYONE, because peacemakers are the blessed children of God. ― Paraphrase of John 14:27, Romans 12:18 and Matthew 5:9
Christ has given us an unworldly peace; the sort that allows us to respond in grace and peace no matter what troubles, chaos, and controversies might be swirling all around us. We are called to be peacemakers because that’s who God’s children are; that’s what we do. Let this peace, LORD, flow through everything I do and say, as it becomes a source of grace and blessing in the lives of others.
The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country and your fellow citizens and your family and go to the place that I will reveal to you. I will bless you and create out of you a great people. All who bless you will be blessed and I will curse those who dishonor you. YOUR ARE TO BE A BLESSING TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF EARTH. Remember, all who bring blessing will do well, and all who nourish others will be nourished. ― Paraphrase of Genesis 12:1-5 and Proverbs 11:25
In God’s call to Abram we see clearly that we are to be a people of blessing. This is true even when we are not among “our people.” Judgment, cursing, and condemnation are not ours to use. Our purpose as God’s people—collectively and individually—is to be a blessing to the people of the earth. Let me be a blessing, LORD, by letting my words be full of grace, by being a peacemaker, and by seeking every day to bless, encourage, build up, nourish, and live a life that demonstrates your never-ending love.