The Language of Promise by Graham Cooke ~ Study Week 12

Graham Cooke: pgs 30-31



If we were really sensible, we would be out there, blessing
up a storm, because every blessing we give someone returns
to us. I write, on average, twenty cards a week. I should have
bought shares in Hallmark. I’ll sit and think about people and
ask the Lord to tell me something about them. God then shows
me something precious and I write. Sometimes, it’s just a few
sentences: “I was thinking about you today and this is what the
Lord told me about you. Just thought you might want to know.”
I do this, and it seems to return to me tenfold. I remember
being at home one day when Carole, my personal assistant,
called to ask how I was doing.
“Really good,” I answered.
She laughed and said, “Well, Graham, we’ve got thirty-five
cards in the office for you. Are you sure you’re not struggling
with anything?”
“Actually, yes, I am struggling with something,” I sighed.
“I’ve been praying for it but I don’t know how I feel about it.
I’m on the edge of it: I still feel good about myself, but something’s
up.” I went to the office and read the thirty-five cards,
and twenty-seven of them spoke encouragement in the very
issue I was facing.
You can’t sow potatoes and reap rhubarb. To be blessed and
encouraged, we must bless and encourage others.