Annual Celebration – Being The Blessing
It was wonderful to see you both in-person at Brewin Dolphin and on Zoom for our Annual Celebration! We are so grateful for each one of you on our Network.
We shared with you our 2021 Annual Report. Download your copy HERE to hear how God has provided for us and how the staff team has adapted to hybrid working and events!
As part of the event Mo Trudel from Ministry at Work spoke powerfully on how we can BE the blessing. She reminded us that it is our commission to bless others from the blessing Jesus has poured on us. While we get the video recording edited we thought we’d share a snapshot of the nuggets of wisdom Mo shared with us below. Keep an eye out for the video coming soon!
In Genesis 12:2-3 God says to Abram:
I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
The blessing wasn’t to be kept but to be shared and given away, it’s to be imparted to others. This is not time dependant as we measure time but through God’s eternal timing, It’s still alive today, we can all do it.
Jesus shows blessing through being alongside and hospitality. Luke recounts the story of the Emmaus road encounter, well known story about the disciples walking with Jesus the 7 miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus without recognising who he was. As he recounts the scriptures to them they still don’t recognise him – yet when they invite him for supper as was the custom, Jesus breaks the bread it all falls into place.
It’s an informal intimacy that has set up the experience of encountering Jesus. As we stay alongside people, who may not know Jesus, we are powerfully modelling what Jesus did that day. In blessing the bread, feeding the 5000, here feeding the 4 of them, he declares he is the saviour of the world. My own interpretation of this, is that as we invite others to share coffee and a cake with us, we have prepared and mirrored a Jesus moment for the blessing to be transferred from us to them, because that’s God’s intention ans we are his conduit.
Why not use the ‘Be Still’ prayer below slowly saying each phrase and asking God to show you who you can bless in your workplace this week? Let’s actively be seeking to bless our workplaces and colleagues!