Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blessed to Be a Blessing

Lord, I feel your blessings abound in my life. Yet what I think of as blessings are not what your Word calls blessings in the Sermon on the Mount. My blessing comes from the many struggles that have brought me to this place - my times of spiritual dryness, mourning, peacemaking, persecution, and fostering a merciful heart even when it's tough. Is this not how blessing comes? We are blessed to be a blessing, but blessings are not money, status, and success. Blessings are all those things that culture does not value or reinforce and yet they draw us to your heart. Our broken places are where you are strong, for we become wounded healers.