Here’s a couple of probing questions for you:

Here’s two questions you may want to consider this week:reading

Is it more important to you to do things to RECEIVE a blessing?
Or is it more important to you to do things to GIVE a blessing?

A friend pointed out that you can do both. True. But, that’s not the question.

The real question is: which one is MORE important to you? Heads it’s receive a blessing. Tails it’s give a blessing.

Do you usher because it feels good? Do you sing in the choir because it’s a blessing? Do you volunteer at the food bank because it brings you joy and happiness? Do you teach Sunday School because your students compliment you on your lessons? Do you do something nice for someone, then get miffed if they don’t thank you? Do you take meals to shut-ins then tell your friends to let them know how you are “serving the Lord”?

I’m struggling with both those questions. I want to discover the answers, but today, I don’t know how to answer either of them, or decide which one is more important to me. I think I’ll be praying about and pondering both questions for awhile.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

3 thoughts on “Here’s a couple of probing questions for you:

  1. I believe it is more important to give a blessing. I believe God wants us to be a blessing to others, If not making a difference in the world then in our corner of the world. It is part of love and showing compassion, is how I see it.

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  2. My last devotional was titled, Blessed to be a Blessing. We are blessed by God because He loves us and wants us to be a blessing by showing His love to others and thus bring Him glory. I believe it all goes back to our motivation which should be to bring Him glory. It’s all about Him, not about me and what would make me feel or look good, That’s my take.


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