This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.
Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV
I found this picture on my Facebook feed the other day. It strikes me... Does it YOU?
I have been bothered for quite sometime, and guilty of doing the same, when I scroll through my Facebook Feed to read how many of us are lacking in regard to Blessing and Thankfulness.
If I asked you, I am sure you would be quick to say that you are blessed. I would too. However, What does our news feed say about us???
I am challenging myself, and now you, to be proactive in regard to Blessing. Blessing others by speaking the praises and blessings of God.
I know. I know. Believe me I KNOW!!! Life is hard, challenging, and down right frustrating sometimes. And don't get me started on how RELATIONSHIPS can be. Those close to us as well as the random man or woman we run into in our everyday going and coming and doing life.
Here is the TRUTH. Jesus said, "In this life, you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Trouble does not skip any of us. Challenges come to us all. Relationship issues will be there as long as there are people in our life.
But MUST we air all the COMPLAINING, CURSING, and Criticizing over the avenue of the internet???
The Bible is clear that we are to take our problems to God and leave our burdens with Him. Talk to a friend, well, of course! We are to help each other in our weakness and carry each others burdens.
BUT we must be careful not to lead a life that is always SELF-FOCUSED, begging others to PITTY us on some level by forgetting that we are CALLED to be SALT AND LIGHT in this world.
To point others to Jesus instead of ourselves.
OK. So now I have your attention.
This JUNE, I am participating in a little project to motivate myself and to encourage you to REMEMBER the Blessings of God.
Others have done similar projects. Ann Voskamp has challenged many to consider 1000 Gifts. Nancy Lee DeMoss has encouraged in several challenges, such as the 30 Day Choosing Gratitude Challenge.
I Am Blessed Project. For the month of June let's be motivated to CHOOSE LIFE when it comes to how we present ourselves on the internet.
Choose Life by being an Encouragement to your Friends, a Blessing to Others and Praise God for His Goodness.
Please use the hashtag #IAmBlessed so that we can keep up with how this little project goes.
Will you participate with me? You can follow me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. I would love to follow you too! Let's see if we can LIGHT UP our World with Blessings instead of Cursing.
The Word. Worship. Prayer.
These are my Roots.