Eric D. recently wrote, “There’s a kind of spiritual or heavenly economy involved in this. It’s like we are breathing in, from God, receiving from Him and then obeying, internalizing what He has given us, making sure we embrace it. We make it part of who we are, then we exhale to the world around us, sharing what we have received. The idea is — receive, obey, then share, which is very tied to the dual accountability of obedience and teaching others to obey which help us know it even better, as it goes from head to heart and hands. Whatever we get, we give away. It’s just the opposite of the world — which tries to keep what they get and charge others to give it to them.
So — We are blessed so we can bless. The question is — who, then, should we bless ?
First and foremost, God has placed us in relationship with many people.
We are responsible to steward these relationships.
He will hold us accountable for these relationships.
How can we be a blessing to them?
What is the next thing that we could do to empower them to take the next step in their faith journey with God and with their relational networks (including their household-oikos)?”
Here’s Curtis, sharing similar thinking.