Since all blessings come from God, what should be our response to God for bestowing those blessings upon us? We should demonstrate our appreciation to Him by using His blessings in ways that will bring Him glory (1 Cor. 10:31). One reason that God bestows blessings is to benefit us, in our needs and otherwise. Realizing that, an obvious way that we can bring glory to God is to properly use His blessings in ways that will benefit us.
We should also use the blessings that God bestows upon us to serve Him. God blesses us with talents, abilities, capabilities and opportunities that can and should be used in His service. Various works can be done, benevolence can be carried forth, people can be taught the gospel, all as a result of blessings that God has bestowed upon us that enable us to be able to respond in those ways.
Something God has always required in response to the material blessings that He bestows is that man will worship Him through those blessings. Tithing and giving of the first fruits under Old Testament law were specific acts of worship through the blessings that God had first bestowed upon the Israelites. The same principle applies to Christians today (1 Cor. 16:1-2). We’re encouraged by the assurance that God will continue to bless us in response to our giving back to Him from those blessings that He has already given to us (Lk. 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-8). Of course, this is another way that we can glorify God through the proper use of His blessings.
One way to glorify God in response to being blessed by Him is to openly express our thanks to Him for His blessings (1 Thess. 5:17-18). We need God’s blessings, but we need to remember to thank Him as He blesses us. And we need to use His blessings to serve Him and bring Him glory. In doing so we outwardly demonstrate our thanks to Him. What are you doing with the blessings that God bestows upon you?