It is easy for people to receive blessings and enjoy them for themselves. Ironically, though, blessings can distract us from God and into ourselves. But blessings are given to us so that we might produce more fruit. Blessings are a sign of God’s grace, that is, his goodness to us even though we don’t deserve it, not a reward for good works. We need to use them in the way that God wants.
Grace is given to us so that we will bear fruit for God and for other people, so that we might help others and become a blessing to others. Grace enables us to become a conduit of God’s love and grace and blessing to others.
Just as He has loved us, we should also love others. Just as He has been forgiving toward us, we should be forgiving toward others. Just as He has been generous with us, we should be generous with others.
Think about how we might use our physical blessings for God’s glory. We all have spiritual blessings. We need to think about how God may want us to bear fruit with those, to use them for the common good.
Blessings are wonderful, and as God’s people, we can learn how to share them with others, just as God shares His good gift with us.