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Living by faith.

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I loved this devotional. Every day it seems to be exactly what I need to hear. This promise is something I have such a hard time believing. I know in my head that God has blessed me far more abundantly than I deserve, but whenever it is said to me “God will bless you” I find my heart scoffing. Saying: yeah right have you seen my life lately? Do you know what’s going on? I feel so far away from blessed today. So this is a promise I need to cling desperately to.

“I will bless you…and you will be a blessing to others.” Genesis 12:2

God promises to bless us. “He will not burden you. He will not break you. He will bless you” Oh how I need this! I need to be reminded that God will not burden or break me. As yesterday’s devotional reminded me, every flood of trouble can make us better or bitter. We can either sink or rise. And today I need to choose better. Rising. Believing in God’s promises of blessings. Even if everything seems so, so hopeless.

“You must feel the fullness of your own pitcher before you trust the pouring out of yourself…Only when you are overwhelmed with the goodness of God can you overflow with the goodness of God to others.”

Today we ask how has God blessed us, and how can we be a blessing to others?