Tapping a source of goodness
Yesterday evening I was continuing a series on the promises which provide the foundation for our Christian lives. Last night’s was the blessing to Asher in Deuteronomy 33 v.25 that ‘as are your days, so shall your strength be’.
Early on in the service everybody wrote down a burden they were carrying, and placed it in the brass dish of an old set of scales. Talking about how one of the Hebrew words for God’s glory is ‘Kabod’ (or ‘weight’), I then placed a 1 kg weight on the other side. Even if there had been 1000 burdens – it would still have outweighed them. ‘As are your days…
Later on, after considering the promise and its implications, people were invited to write a blessing for someone using the formula
May the God of (an attribute of God) + bless you with (something in particular) + a time frame (tonight, today, forever etc)
After that we tipped the burdens out of the bowl, put in the blessings, shuffled them up, and then read each other’s out. A selection of them are below , and it made for moment to savour as we shared them.
Why not try it for yourselves?
May the God of grace bless you with heartfelt assurance
May the God of saving grace bless you with joyful and confident faith
May the God of all faithfulness bless you with hope as you trust in Him
May the God of all hope bless you with patience and endurance
May the God of all assurance and comfort bless you with confidence in Him and for the future
May the God of grace bless you with his strength as you learn to rely on Him
May the God of faithfulness bless you with peace today and every day
May the God of creation bless you with prosperity now and forever