You are not just a recipient of God’s grace.
Fundamental to what we believe about the kingdom of God is that we, the people of God, have been blessed by him—AND we are a blessing to the earth.
We’re more than blessing containers.
This is not a tupperware party. It’s not about storage. It’s about flow.
When Israel escaped from Egypt, approximately 2 million people were now camping out in the desert.
The land could not sustain them. There were no orchards or farmlands.
There wasn’t a Walmart Superstore nearby.
No taco trucks or hot dog stands…
So how did they eat?
God provided “manna” – bread from heaven for them.
He gave them instructions to take just enough for their families for the day—assuring them that He would provide enough manna for everyone each day.
He told the people not take more than they needed, and not to store the manna.
No manna in doggie bags, no tupperware containers.
Can you guess what happened next?
Some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning By then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell. —Exodus 16.19 NLT
I believe the blessings of God are not meant to be stored, hoarded or kept to ourselves.
When we try to keep or contain His blessings, things start to stink real quickly.
God’s supply never diminishes. He’s not in recession.
What He provides, there’s always more where than came from…
More grace. More forgiveness. More mercy. More love. More favor. More blessing.
Our job isn’t to put it all in a tupperware container for safe-keeping. Our job is to look around and make sure everyone is getting some.
Don’t let what God blessed you with get all stinky.
Don’t let your manna become a maggot farm.
Instead—share, give and pass on the blessings to others.
We must not only be recipients of God’s grace, but we must be in the flow of his grace—touching others with the grace of God everywhere we go.
We have been blessed by Him—AND we are a blessing to the earth.
This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the first day you heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. —Colossians 1.6 NLT