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 Three: What It Means (January 23)
Now that we’ve established what blessing is not (the stuff we have) and what it truly is (the relationships we possess) we are going to take this idea of “blessing” one step further and look at the more uncomfortable–but truly remarkable–side of God’s idea of blessing: that God’s blessings are not meant just for us but are meant to be shared. This isn’t something we are always on board with, but when we live by the truth that we are blessed in order to bless others, we suddenly realize that real blessing comes from giving ourselves completely to the God who made us.