Why God Blesses
This past weekend, we got to interact with some of the top names in NHRA drag racing. For a racing junkie like myself, it does not get any better than to be invited into the pit area (on the other side of the ropes) to interview top fuel, funny car, pro stock car and motorcycle drivers along with some of the best sportsman racers in the business. How did we get selected for such an honor? Please read on.
In the beginning of the season, the Lord impressed on my wife that we should adopt D.R.A.W. (Drag Racing Association of Women) as our benevolent organization. It made sense to me for no reason other than she was lead by the Lord to do so. She contacted the group and explained what we wanted to do. They had no problem with her idea and once they watched the pictorial commercial she built to run during the race, they asked us if we could produce a video to use on their website. We said yes and plans were made to attend a race to help them out.
When we started this project, we had no idea we would end up working with the NHRA race teams. The experience was great and a once in the lifetime happening. It’s amazing what happens when you say yes to the small things in life. Is there more coming from this past weekend, we believe so. Do we have any idea what it is, nope.
You never know what the Lord’s blessings are going to be. He can do extraordinary things with and for you, all He’s looking for is a willing heart. 1 Chronicles 28:9 “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”
Why God Blesses
by Os Hillman
“And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of His people Israel.” 1 Chronicles 14:2
King David learned an important lesson every leader must learn if he is to ensure God’s continual blessing. He knew why God blessed him. It wasn’t because he deserved it, though he was a man who sought God with his whole heart. It wasn’t because of his great skill, though he was a great military strategist. It wasn’t because he was perfect, for he committed some horrible sins during his reign as king. No, it was for none of these reasons. God blessed David for the “sake of His people Israel.”
God never blesses an individual just for that person’s exclusive benefit. God calls each of us to be a blessing to others. So often we forget this last part.
R.G. LeTourneau, a businessman who built heavy construction equipment, came to realize this only after God took him through many trials. Once the Lord had all of LeTourneau, he came to realize that the question wasn’t whether he gave 10 percent of what the Lord gave him. Rather, the question was, “What amount does He want me to keep?” LeTourneau was known for giving 90 percent of his income toward the end of his career and was a great supporter of world missions. But the Lord doesn’t bless workplace believers just for the ability to give financially. God has given workplace believers many more gifts beyond the financial.
What is happening with the spiritual fruit of God’s blessing on your life? Is it clogged, or is it freely flowing to others? Ask the Lord to free you to be a blessing to those in your circle of influence.