USING YOUR MANIFEST POWERS TO BLESS OTHER
In this third lesson, we will teach you how to bless others by using your own manifest powers and receive greater blessing for yourself. You are truly the power and present of God. Now learn how to use this power for a greater good. Be guided by these words; “Mercy and truth have met together, Righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.” (Psalm 85:10-11) NKJV
Your real blessings will begin after you have blessed yourself, and at this point, you will naturally want to share and extend this good, so begin by blessing your entire house and household. Now make sure that the source of your supply receives a very special blessing. Praise and bless him for all his manifest evidence of goodness, but here is the truly clever part – praise him most for any quality of character or success that he at present appears to lack, and lo! You will stir within him that very quality. The following is a true story, which illustrates this very point; here it was a lack of love and loyalty.
A teacher was lecturing on “Blessing” in the New England states. A very lovely, charming woman was in the audience one who was very unhappy, for her husband had been neglecting her, leaving her alone night after night. Listening intently and storing away every word the teacher said, she went home, sat down before the fire, put a chair in front of her and mentally placed her husband in it. She then blessed and praised him for his goodness his kindness his honesty and integrity his success in life and his loyalty, releasing in him every good quality she knew. All the afternoon she did this at five she went upstairs and put on her prettiest gown. At six, her husband came home with a box of gorgeous American Beauty roses, also a large box of candy, and gave them to her. She thanked him, very graciously, but not a word did she say as to how she had spent her afternoon. After dinner, her husband said, “Do you know, my dear, I hadn’t meant these gifts for you, but as I was leaving my office something said to me, ‘What a chump you are, wasting your time and life. Go home to your wife, who really and truly loves you.” He had a complete awakening. Wasn’t that wonderful? What about you? Have you been missing out on your blessings, by being inconsiderate and not blessings the love of your life?
You see, her recognition and invocation of the “Divine Power” within him, her at-one-ment with the All good everywhere evenly present, called forth that marvelous demonstration. You can do the same thing with anybody or anything. So bless each member in your household, your friends, all your contacts for the day, the city you live in—this, you are enlarging your horizon.
Example: Before going downtown, bless the shops, the clerks, and you’ll meet the blessing coming back to you in many unexpected ways. Did you ever throw a pebble into a pond and watch how the little ripples spread outward in every direction, all coming back to you as well as going forth? So it is with blessing.
Bless and praise the house you live in, the bed you sleep in, the chairs you sit on, for there is but one substance, one intelligence, by virtue of which everything that has form is life.
There is no reason why you should not bless the rug you walk on, invoke the Presence of the Divine Power within it,—saying, “For the Goodness of God within you, I bless you, and bless you, and bless you, and whoever steps upon this rug will receive a shock of instant good a healing, perhaps, or a manifestation of some desire by receiving, all of a sudden, the right idea to bring it forth.”
This will indeed make it a “magic carpet.” Likewise, you can bless all of your furniture in the same way. Learn to put fun, joy, and romance into everything you do. You are far too serious, which freezes your life forces. We have almost lost the art of playing. As Hans Christian Anderson says, “Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s finger.” Thus these “secrets” will call forth once again in your life the art of playing.
Now I encourage you to meditate on these words, understand the truth of what they are speaking to you. Allow the Holy Spirit that lives within you to take control of your thoughts as you move to the higher level of blessings. Know that in everything you do, you are blessed and you are a blessing to others you meet. Stay tune for lesson four, which will continue to teach you how to bless and be blessed.