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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Blessed (10/11/12)

TITLE: Blessings From The Lord
By Janice Wappel
10/17/12


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Have you ever wondered how to be a blessing to others, or how to receive blessings from the Lord? I have, so I decided to start digging through scriptures to see what I could find. I was a bit surprised to learn that blessings are not just a free handout by God, but that I actually have to do something to receive those blessings. For instance, Matthew 5:7 in the NIV says; “Blessed are those who show mercy, they will be shown mercy."

Sounds like God wants you and me to put something into this relationship so we can receive blessings from Him.
As I explored scriptures even more, I learned God really wants to bless us, we just need to do our part. Come with me and find out how you too can be blessed. If you have never done so, I hope you will pray and ask God to forgive you of your sins so you can have GOD’S BLESSINGS!

Blessed are you and I
If our transgressions have been forgiven,
And our sins have been covered.
The best part? The Lord does not count our sins against us!
Psalms 32:1-2

Blessed are you and I
When we read the Words of prophecy
And
If we listen and obey the Words
Revelation 1:3

Blessed are you and I
When we are kind to those in need
And
When we share our food with those who are poor
Psalms 14:21 and Proverbs 22:9

Blessed are you and I
When we show respect for the LORD
And
When we make peace with others
Proverbs 28:14 and Matthew 5:9

Lastly, and one of the best;
If anyone pays attention to what he is being taught,
He will succeed.
Blessed is the person who puts his trust in the LORD.
Proverbs 16:20


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/20/12
I enjoyed this piece. I thought you did a wonderful job of finding the perfect verses to enhance your POV. I will admit when I read the first line I groaned a bit and thought it would feel like a lecture but in the next sentence you include yourself and instead of telling me what I should do you showed what we can do to receive His blessings and that was a delight to read. :)
lynn gipson 10/20/12
I enjoyed this piece...great writing and message! God Bless
CD Swanson 10/24/12
Interesting way to present the topic...powerful in fact. I loved this entire entry.

Thank you. God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/25/12
Congratulations for ranking 6th in level two!