Blessings Poured Down

April 27, 2019
by Karen Milam

Malachi 3:10b – I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! (NLT)

When we do the Lord's service from the heart, no matter how great or small a deed, it all counts. In the Old Testament, under the law, the Israelites had to tithe in a certain way and amount to receive God's blessings. Today, when we realize the price of the love sacrifice that Christ paid for our sins, we are freely motivated by our love to Him to be joyful givers.

The more that we give in love, the more blessings of any shape and size that we receive. Always, the blessings are what we need. Recently, when I felt prompted to write again, I prayed for God to prepare my heart, to let ideas rain into my thinking, and to let that writing be a blessing to others. A word here, a phrase there, experiences sprinkle down continuously. I have seen that the sphere of God's blessing is unlimited. Not only the writers and the readers, but also the others that we share the gifts with can have their rain barrels full and running over with blessings. The impact is endless circles of influence.

We realize that it is the Holy Spirit that transmits these ideas to each devotional writer. Each kernel of our experience that becomes the core of a devotional showers down to us from above. He has blessed us with these seeds to minister to others in this way, and it brings everyone great joy. This process blesses us on many levels: as the receivers of ideas, as we pray to develop these ideas as writers, as readers read, and as people let us know that they read what is published. This entire process is the blessing of fellowship with each other and with our Lord and Saviour, prompted by the Holy Spirit, whose presence permeates our being.

Everyone in this interactive sphere is blessed by God to bless others, and back again. Let's pray that our hearts and minds will receive these gifts of richness, diversity, and God-honouring content to enrich our souls, in our writing, reading, commenting, and sharing to enrich others.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of devotionals that are prompted by the Holy Spirit. We are grateful that Your floodgates of heaven are overflowing as we move deeper into Your service and love. Amen.

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Karen Milam <karenbmilam@gmail.com>
Penn Valley, California, USA

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen Karen.


    Thanks for sharing this devotional with us, Karen. Blessings.


    Amen, thank you and may God continue to bless you, Karen!


    Thanks for sharing these encouraging thoughts, Karen. Keep writing.


    Thank you so much for your message today Karen. It was a blessing for me!


    Well said, Karen. I’m waiting to be inspired again. Thanks for blessing us with your writing.


    How right you are!!!These daily devotionals are so very helpful in our walk with our LORD!!! God bless each person who shares!!!!


    Your blessed devotional is of such immense help to me today, Karen. Grateful to know the reality of your share. And the peace it gives me. Love to you and blessings too.


    Thank you for your message. I just heard this morning of the death of a dear friend and your words have been a consolation
    Blessings.


    Hello Karen,
    Thank you for sharing today’s devotion. I just want to let you know that I look forward each day to receive these devotions from you and all the other writers. May the good Lord continue to shower his blessings on all of you to carry on his work.


    Thank you, Karen.
    I feel so blessed when I am able to help others or encourage them.
    We are blessed in so many ways. Your devotional was a blessing for me.
    Thanks,
    (B.C.)


    Dear Karen,
    Thank you for a very mindful devotional this morning. It is special that there are those who take time and express the thoughts instilled in them by the Holy Spirit to share with others. I do enjoy your writings.
    Blessings,
    (B.C.)


    Dear Karen,
    These are powerful sentences:
    This entire process is the blessing of fellowship with each other and with our Lord and Saviour, prompted by the Holy Spirit, whose presence permeates our being.
    Everyone in this interactive sphere is blessed by God.
    Thank you.
    Keep writing.


    Good morning Karen.
    Thank you for this devotional. It is so good to have these to read each morning and I am thankful for writers like you who prepare them for us to start our mornings with or read any time of the day. It is good to go the full circle, write, read, get in touch with the writer.
    God bless.


    Wow, that would be great to have a positive floodgate or something besides tears and the deep pain of losing a spouse suddenly after many years together. Where’s the blessing? Trying to find the blessings here. My only blessing is he is in a better place enjoying full retirement and here am I watching others live out their plans and taking the cold comments from others.
    Nevertheless, I will not deny our God, for things of the world are cruel and mean. Thanks for the reminder. Just Waiting for God.


    Hello Karen, thank you for writing Blessings Poured Down.
    I am a daily reader of PresbyCan Daily and so appreciate the time, thought, scripture, and writing time that each and every writer is prompted to produce on behalf of the influence of the Holy Spirit.
    Indeed, the Spirit is Alive and Well and Dwells in and among us and influences us to share the gospel with others.
    May God Almighty bless you abundantly and continue to make you as you minister to us readers around the world.
    I have been volunteering at a local Thrift Store for four years now and I see the blessings God brings to our back door, the receiving area and how those donations then get repurposed, purchased and then the funds are donated to other ministries at home and abroad.
    (Ontario)


    Your devotion was beautiful. It touched my heart and soul and inspires me to love more and do more for our Savior. Thank you and many blessings to you.


    Hi Karen,
    I read your devotional. Blessings poured down indeed.
    If it wasn’t for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we would not be able to do what we do the further the Gospel of Jesus.
    Blessings and thank you for writing


    Hi Karen, Your words are so true and filled with the Holy Spirit. As a writer, they truly resonate with me. Thank you for sharing this devotional. Blessings.


    HI Karen,
    I have read your article over and over because there is so much in it that needs to be chewed slowly and digested, since so much of it applies to my life at this time.
    Your words have encouraged me and given me the determination I need to begin to listen for His whispers, then record them to share with others.
    His promise to me, which I see fulfilled in some manner every day, is that He will supply ALL of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, and I know this includes writing and sharing His love, because He is faithful that promised.
    Once again, thank you for speaking God’s inspired words from your heart to mine.
    Many blessings!

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