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Blessings Part 2

In the last article, the emphasis was upon recognizing the reality of God’s blessings in your life.  The fact is there are things going on right now in you, for you, and through you for which there is no other explanation but God.  As the song goes, I can truly say that I’ve been blessed. . . .

 Having focused upon the Presence of these blessings, let’s meditate further upon the subject by considering the Nature of them.

 1.     They are Divine.  I know this may seem rather obvious, but it’s important to note that you did not just “get lucky.”  Neither are you the object of some mysteriously, wonderful coincidence.  God has been involved.  You have the Attention of the Almighty.  You, that’s right, you have received Divine Favor!  Consider the testimony of David who declared [H]e delivered me, because [H]e delighted in me (Ps. 18:19). 

2.    They are abundant.  Having first observed that these blessings are Divine, it is natural to realize that they are also abundant. In fact, they have their capacity in Him.  Limitless.  There are no deficits.  There are no time constraints.  There are no human requirements involving age, intelligence, “social status,’ etc. There are simply no boundaries to how good God can be to you!  It’s no wonder that David said my cup runneth over (Ps. 23:5).  Proverbs 10:22 states [t]he blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich. . . .

3.    They are frequent.  There are many things that can only be enjoyed every once in a while.  Holidays, birthdays, vacations, etc.  Those joyous occasions are short lived before the drudgery of life soon retakes its dominant position.  Blessings are not events that are anticipated before they come and lamented after they are gone.  They are a regular part of our everyday lives.  They are present during the mundane days and even (and perhaps especially) during the “dark” days when nothing notably positive seems to be happening.  Look closer and remember this declaration of truth from Lamentations-It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness(3:22-23).

They are powerful.  Life doesn’t have to be perfect for you to be blessed.  To the amazement of many, there are often times you find yourself in a prosperous or stable position although faced with incredible adversity.  These are the “in spite of” blessings.  God demonstrates what He is able to do in spite of what you are facing.  Remember the children of Israel who were slaves under the terrible tyrant Pharaoh?  It’s easy to read the account and feel great pity for them.  Indeed, it was a terrible situation!  However, you should also look closer.  Exodus 1:12 says the more they (the Egyptians) afflicted them, the more they (the Israelites) multiplied and grew.  Verse 20 says the people multiplied and waxed very mighty.  What’s the explanation for this incredible phenomenon?  The powerful blessings of God! 

Posted by Pastor Micah Perry on Feb.04, 2017