Are you Blessable?

The story is told by Warren Wiersbe(1) that many years ago a prayer meeting of ministry leaders included Jacob Stam. He was the brother of a missionary to China who was martyred. His brother and his wife, Jacob’s sister-in-law, were killed back in the 1934 for their faith. The prayer group had been asking the Lord to bless their ministry and the project they as just planned together. As they went around the room, the word “bless” was used multiple times as the group prayed together.

 They had been asking God to bless their ministry and the planned project. They used the word “bless” dozens of time during the prayer session. .Then Mr. Stam prayed, “Lord, we have asked youL to bless all these things;  but, please, Lord, make us blessable.”

By way of example Abraham had to leave Egypt and return to his appointed place before blessing would come.(2) Jacob had to return to Bethel (3). Naomi had to leave Moab and return to her land. In Ruth 1:20-21 Naomi was self-focused using the word “me” 7 times. She would have had to confess, that she was not “blessable.” Eventually she turned to the Lord and became blessed.

For the work of our hand to prosper, for our kingdom-focused work to multiply, we must be focused on the Lord to be “blessable” by Him. Abundance, prosperity, and blessing comes as we are riveted on our creator, Savior and Lord. How blessable are you?

In Psalm 85:13, the Lord promises He will make a path for our steps. We must be stepping with our eyes on Him. One way to step forward is to place a profile on missionnext.org and see the options the Lord has to walk and work blessed.

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson was raised in the C&MA and attended Urbana in college. A Chemical Engineer worked in R&D positions 33 years. with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) in what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext, and serves on the Board. He has been in 45 countries to work with leaders of leaders and see multiple cultures first hand.

(1) Be Committed, Doing God’s Will Whatever the Cost, Warren W. Wiersbe, Page 18, Victor Books
(2) Genesis 13:1-4
(3) Genesis 35:1

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