Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Real Deal On Blessings
Blessed is the man.........
We say "Bless you" when someone sneezes....
We say a "Blessing" when we sit down to eat.....
We use the word in various ways, and at various times.
But do we truly understand what it means to be blessed by God?
Short and sweet answer is that to be blessed by God means that we have His favor.
Now favor doesn't always translate into us receiving material things.
We don't measure the blessings of God like we're on some kind of cosmic "Price Is Right" show.
In fact, I don't think we are suppose to measure blessings when they come from the hand of God. But I do think it is important to know and understand when and why God grants us favor.
When we are under the blessings of God, it is because we are being obedient and following His instruction. More than that, it means we have a heart to love God, and to trust Him.
Here are some scriptures that will show you the many different sides of being blessed by God. He truly is looking for a people on whom He can pour out His blessings. Not so we can become fat babies in the nursery, but grow and mature, developing His character and righteousness.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.Psalm 30:5
Wow.....His favor is for life, and might I add "And beyond".
Matthew 2:1-2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerus...