A Message of Encouragement from David Bruner:
In the past several weeks I have been given an opportunity to ‘count my blessings ‘. The blessings of what God has given me as well as people he has allowed to influence my life. As Mission Sunday approached I thought of passages such as Col 4:5 which tells us ‘to be wise in the way we act toward outsiders and make the most of every opportunity’, then in Phil 2:13 which reminds us that ‘it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose’, and then in Gal 6:10 which reminds us that ‘as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people…’ Then when I heard of the response of giving from everyone I was thrilled! It made me think of Gal 6:9 which tells us not to ‘become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest’. And I like to think that one harvest may be a blessing; another opportunity to do good for others.
Thank you God for helping us to grow in our blessings and opportunities.