New Normal EnvironmentWhat is the blessing?
The Random House Webster's College Dictionary's definition of blessing includes:
the act or words of a person who blesses.
a special favor, mercy, or benefit
a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness. the invoking of God's favor upon a person.
approval or good wishes.
We gladly welcome these kinds of blessings and favor in our lives. God freely gives us all things and as his children we have his divine favor. We are blessed to bless others. So from our words and actions should flow blessings that encourage, build up, and value others.
In this hub, we focus on seven areas of blessing and how we can pass on these blessings to others to ignite sparks love and goodness. The world needs this kind of light to shine in the darkness.
"I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
At Rise, that is our desire. That the people of our city would be blessed through us. What if every one of our neighbors could experience God’s blessing through us as his ambassadors? He aren’t on a mission to convert; we are on a mission to bless.
So what does this look like? Let’s get really practical. Below is an incredibly helpful framework created by Dave Ferguson using an acronym for the word BLESS.
B - BEGIN WITH PRAYER
What Next ?
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