Daily Reflections

A Channel of Blessing

June 1, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and he will give a reward to the lender. —Proverbs 19:17

My father, Art DeMoss, saw himself as a channel of God’s blessings. He believed that God gives to His children so they can meet others’ needs. One of the greatest joys of his life was giving away most of his income. He rejected tax advisers’ recommendations that he save and invest more. He sincerely believed that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

God still has much to teach me about the grace of giving, but I’ve learned the joy of asking when I receive any form of income, “Lord, who do You want me to give this to?” When I hear of a need of another person or ministry, I ask Him, “Is there any way You can use me to help meet that need?” Perhaps this is where genuine revival begins—with the willingness (and eagerness) to give everything I am and have to God and to be a channel through whom He can bless and provide for others.

Make it Personal

Ask God to make you aware of others’ needs and to reveal how He wants to use you to help provide for them.