Sometimes life seems so vast, big and powerful that you wonder whether you can really make any discernable difference. You can. Every day. One person at a time. When someone cuts you off while you’re driving to work, pray God’s blessing upon him. When you see an obviously poor person asking for money, pray God’s blessing upon her. When you see a father in Syria crying because his government’s attacks have killed his child, pray God’s blessing upon him. When you see an individual ranting and raving about a political issue with which you radically disagree, pray God’s blessing upon her. When you pray God’s blessings upon people, you will be amazed what happens. It will change you. How you feel. Your relationship with them. And, quite possibly, it just may change what you do.
Rev. Gary Mueller
FUMC Plano, Texas
Gary shares some daily thoughts in the Notes section of his Facebook page.
YouthWorker Movement Questions to Consider:
When have you wished someone would pray God’s blessings upon you?
When have you prayed for God’s blessing upon another?
When should you have prayed for God’s blessing upon another but didn’t? Why?
When have your prayers changed what you planned to do?
[You may find it helpful to spend a day on each question and write down your responses. Write whatever comes to mind without judgement. Then take some time to carefully pray through what you have written. And take time to listen because God is talking to you.]