Think about the last time you heard the word “blessed.” What came to mind? For many of us–and many of our students–the word “blessed” conjures up images of the coolest clothes, the newest gadgets and a worry-free life, but when we look at what God has to say about being blessed, we realize that we probably have things pretty mixed up, because, if being blessed is more about our relationships–and what we do with them–than the stuff we have, we may have some reevaluating to do in order to redefine what it means to be blessed and realize that we might just be more blessed than we originally thought.
Session Two: What It Is (January 16)
Maybe we get that our “stuff” isn’t what determines God’s blessing in our life. And maybe we even understand that what God is doing in us and through us is more important than any “thing.” But what about the idea that God’s most extravagant blessings can be found in the ordinary, everyday–and maybe even the annoying–people that we find ourselves surrounded by? What if we counted our blessings not by “what” we have but by “who” we have; by those ordinary and extraordinary relationships that God weaves into our lives? We just might find that we are more blessed than we ever imagined!