Whom Have You Blessed Lately? (David Wilkerson)

The surest evidence that the Lord’s hand of blessing is on you is that others are being blessed through you. God said to Abraham, “[In] blessing I will bless you … In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 22:17-18). In other words, “The reason I am blessing you, Abraham, is that you can bless all the nations.”

Few of us are called to bless entire nations, of course, but each of us has a circle of family, friends and colleagues. How many in your circle are being blessed by what the Lord is doing in you? Is the glory of your relationship with Jesus overflowing to those around you? Are your friends and family being blessed by Christ in you? Whom have you blessed lately?

When you begin to bless others in the midst of your trials, you will know that God’s hand of blessing is on you. This is what happened with David. When his enemies showed him no mercy, he testified, “Let them curse, but You bless; when they arise, let them be ashamed, but let Your servant rejoice” (Psalm 109:28). David cried out to God for help and blessing as his enemies cursed him.

Jesus commands us, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). If you can keep this word, you are surely blessed of the Lord.

Another sure sign that you are being blessed is that you are being drawn closer to the Lord. God never blessed anyone without drawing that person closer to himself. If you look around and find yourself lacking in certain gifts that you see in others, you can rest assured that as you draw near to him, he will bless you with many spiritual blessings. Come to him in faith. He delights in blessing you!

David Wilkerson
(1931-2011)

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