Dave Ferguson argues, “God’s way of reaching and restoring the world has always been through a blessing strategy.” He asks, “How do we in a very practical way that’s theologically grounded explain to people how they could bless people in places they are incarnating?” He answered this question with five ways to bless your neighbors with the acronym B.L.E.S.S. that I find helpful. Check it out:
B – Begin with prayer. We want you to ask, ‘God how do you want me to bless the people in the places you’ve sent me to?’
L – Listen. Don’t talk, but listen to people, their struggles, their pains, in the places God sent you.
E – Eat. You can’t just check this off. It’s not quick. You have to have a meal with people or a cup of coffee. It builds relationships.
S – Serve. If you listen with people and you eat with people they will tell you how to love them and you’ll know how to serve them.
S – Story. When the time is right, now we talk and we share the story of how Jesus changed our life.
Be encouraged to be a blessing to your neighbors today!