Blessing is the Five Minute Friday word for this week. I often end my comments on blogs with a simple phrase, Blessings to you! It’s my way of showing that I care and carries a little more meaning than just saying Have a good day! I’m essentially asking God to bless them in whatever place they find themselves.
What Are Blessings?
I looked up the meaning of the word blessing on Rhymezone, and it had a variety of meanings. The first was basically asking God for protection. Another was like giving your approval on something. Still another which we are all familiar with is saying grace before a meal.
A Favorite Hymn
I am also reminded of a hymn we used to sing when I was young. The title is “Make Me A Blessing” and was written by Ira B. Wilson. All the verses are meaningful, and the music by George S. Schuler seems to fit very well. If you get a chance go to the link above to read all the words. Here is the refrain:
Make me a blessing, make me a blessing,
Out of my life may Jesus shine;
Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone today.
A Blessing to Others
While singing that song I always hoped that God would use me to be a blessing to others. That is still my prayer, but so many times I fall short in it especially to those closest to me. The good thing is that when I fail, there is forgiveness and another chance. Also, it is not something I do on my own.
It is God who can take my life and make it a blessing to others.
What are some ways people have blessed you? How can we use our lives to bless others? I’d love to hear your thoughts.