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The Heavenly Boomerang, by Phil Ware

    The heavenly boomerang!

The gift that keeps on giving.

You can’t out give God.

Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father…

    The heavenly boomerang?

    There are two unifying themes throughout Scripture:

  • God is a gracious God
  • God is overflowing in his graciousness toward those who keep his grace in circulation

    I call this the principle of The Heavenly Boomerang—that when God blesses us and we pass that blessing on to others, then God’s blessings keep flowing back through us. But once we try to hoard those blessings, keep them for ourselves or use them as a get rich scheme, then the spigot starts shutting off.

    When the human world lay in ruin, God began the plan of redemption with the father of faith, Abraham. God laid down the principle of The Heavenly Boomerang to Abraham in Genesis 12: “…I will bless you, …and you will be a blessing, …and all peoples of the earth will be blessed through you.”

    Notice the three stages of flight for the heavenly boomerang:

Stage One:God blesses us
Stage Two:We become a blessing to others
Stage Three:Greater blessings to greater numbers occur “THROUGH” us
Then the pattern starts over.

    We become the conduits, the delivery mechanism of God’s blessings when we realize that we are blessed, not to hoard, keep, or acquire, but SHARE! Isn’t it incredible that one of the most difficult and important lessons of childhood, learning to share, is the center issue in our life of blessing! Notice how Paul emphasizes this same principle in 2 Corinthians 9:8, 11: “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. … You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion…”

    What’s the point of The Heavenly Boomerang? To keep throwing out those blessings into the lives of others. If we do, we’ll find God keeps sending them our way because we’re busy doing what is closest to his heart: blessing others with his grace!

I Peter 3:9

Editors Note: In January of 1998, we will be sharing with you a daily blessing from Eldon Degge’s precious little book called Gracious Speech, Seasoned with Salt that he has made available to you free. So be a blessing to others and download this book of blessings and pass them on!

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