The Blessing

Today, you may feel like you haven’t gotten a fair share in life due to a humble beginning.

Maybe the experience of your upbringing, inheritance, the nation you were born in, or the hard work that produced good profits makes you consider yourself blessed.

“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭3:7-9, 13-14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God’s blessing is power to be prosperous, power to overcome, power to be victorious, and power to see God’s covenant fulfilled in your life. And it’s by faith.

  • Abraham is the father of our faith, he believed what God said, and it was counted to him as righteousness.
    • For us, this is an example, as we believe God’s Word and trust in His promises, having faith in what He says… by faith we have access to receive all He provides.

God’s Word declares that we are included in the family of God by the miracle of the new birth: we are blessed with the blessing of Abraham.

We should have:

  1. “Blessed” – thinking
  2. “Blessed” – way of speaking
  3. “Blessed” – plans in action

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭12:2-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭17:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭8:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭28:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭28:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I am blessed.”

“Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:11-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  • Quit relying on your own earthly experience
  • Place your trust in God’s Holy Word
  • You are blessed family members of the God of blessings

“I am blessed.”

  1. Meditate on God’s word regarding the blessing (Joshua 1:8). Renew your mind in the Word (Rom. 12:2).
  2. Activate your faith with radical obedience to advance God’s Kingdom.
  3. Be a tither, a giver, and a blessing to people around you.

See yourself advancing God’s Kingdom, being a blessing to God’s house, and to others.

You are blessed to be a blessing!

Do not apologize for being blessed!