Blessed To Be a Blessing

After watching the 100% Hope Children's Choir perform last Friday night and hearing some of the children's incredible stories of survival, I was once again challenged to count my blessings...

Here in our wonderful country of Australia we truly do have it so good and so easy. Even our 'worst' day is often better than the 'best' day of an orphaned child in a third world country.

As a parent, this challenges me a lot, as I consider what life could be like for my children if they were born in a different country.

I also continually encourage my children to be grateful for the many blessing we do have, especially when they are wanting the newest and greatest 'thing', and I encourage them to pray for those who don't have anywhere near as much as they do.

James 1:27 says:

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

I believe that as Christians, God calls us to look beyond ourselves, beyond our first world 'wants', and to look for ways to bless those that need help.

I firmly believe that, in this country, we have been blessed to be a blessing. My challenge to you is: what does that look like for you and how will you act on it?

God bless,

Steven King

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