Good morning! Question of the moment, are you a blessing or are you waiting for a blessing?
I can’t speak for you but when I read and heard sermons on Malachi 3:10 my immediate thoughts was “oh yeah as a result of tithing and/or giving I’m going to receive a blessing or even blessings.” So I was thinking more on the receiving in because when you give you should receive “right.” Yes, that true but WHAT you receive is the Topic.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Malachi 3:10 NIV
So as I examined the scripture more in-depth and ask for clarification of ” a blessing ” and “want be able to receive,” I pondered at the “want be able to receive.” Ok, so I said “so as a result of my obedience God you will bless me but I will not have room enough to receive the blessing.” Well, If I don’t have enough room where will my overflow of the blessing go, or I want receive it because of my lack of capacity, or will I be the blessing?
Me, a blessing, wow the thought of God using me as a blessing because He has equipped me with His power to bless sounds awesome. Yes, now I will be utilized for and through his ability to make what was to much for me to receive become a more than enough to give. He will not only fill me with the blessing but he gives me the strength to do what He can and does without me. Now I’m blessed and a blesser because I lack nothing but I leave what I couldn’t receive anyway.
So not only does God pour you out a blessing that is over your receiving capacity but He enables you to be “Poured out” as a blessing because of the need for the room for the blessing. “Heavenly Father, thanks for loving me, thank for my health and strength, everyday waking up, my covering in my travels, my family, job and my peace for I know that they are all blessings. I am in awe of your faithfulness and I’m grateful for you. Pour me out a blessing, equip my mind to realize that I not only going to be a receiver of a blessing but a giver too. Show and direct me each day to who you want bless and how you want me to bless them. I receive your blessings and I’m open to the blessing but I know that you are the only blessing I truly need. Forgive me when I don’t recognize when or how I can be a blessing and I will not hold grudges on those who I thought could have been more of a blessing. Cover me from the evil one and I’ll forever praise you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen”