How to BLESS someone

Most people want to make a difference in the world. Ability, time, and permission is often in question among us church goers. How can I be a blessing to those around me? Here’s a simple strategy that anybody can implement. I heard this last week during the Verge Conference from Dave Ferguson. BLESS:

B – Begin w/prayer.

Pray for opportunities and open doors. Pray for the heart of God for those around you.

L – Listen.

If we’re willing to listen, people will tell us their needs, hurts, desires, questions.

E – Eat.

Build relationships. Do coffee or lunch. Invite someone over for dinner.

S – Serve.

When we listen and build relationships with people we will know what they need and can serve them.

S – Story.

It’s incomplete without sharing the story of Christ. His is the story promised to bring blessing to every nation.

What if you committed to do at least one of these each day? Just one. If so, you’d find yourself on the way to making a difference from where you are.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on March 5, 2012, in Church, Idea Bank, Ministry, What if.... Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That was my favorite “take away” from the VERGE conference. Thanks for posting it.

  2. I like this a lot. The acronym is a little forced, but it is memorable.

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