“How abundant are the good things that You have stored up for those who fear You,
that You bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in You.”* This verse, Psalm 31:19, is one of the many verses that talk about God’s blessings. God promises to bless us when we trust in Him. He promises to be our refuge and to be our provider and to pour blessings upon our lives. We can expect an abundance of blessings. We can expect breakthroughs. We can expect miracles. All these things should be our reality as we stay in the Lord. It doesn’t mean that we won’t have problems. Many are the afflictions of those who trust in the Lord. We will all have bad times and bad days but the Lord’s blessings will outweigh the bad moments. We can also expect victory when things are bad. We should actually expect that the Lord will bless us in the middle of our difficulties. I am learning to expect blessings upon blessings. I am learning that God’s blessings are chasing after me. I am blessed because of Jesus. I am not blessed because I am nice or because of my deeds. I am a magnet for blessings because Jesus is in me, with me and for me. Blessings can’t stay away from me. That is a promise from the Lord and I am standing on all of His promises. Expect blessings upon blessings, friend. Expect blessings when life is tough and when nothing seems to go your way. That is when you should know that God will make a way for His blessings to come to you.
The first thing we should always remember is that Jesus is the originator of all our blessings. They come from the Lord. They are orchestrated by God. They are brought into our lives because of Jesus’ sacrifice and His resurrection. Jesus made it possible for us. Jesus paved the way. Our faith manifests those blessings for lack of better words. Our faith is the point of contact between our blessings and us. We believe in Jesus and we should expand our faith to the place where we trust that blessings are ours. We should widen our faith and trust that Jesus is blessing us. It is important that we thank the originator of our blessings and we acknowledge Him. I thank the Lord for my blessings. I thank Him more and more for the blessings that can seem minute to other people. I don’t want to miss an opportunity to thank the Lord and to show Him that I appreciate all blessings, big and small ones. I am so blessed because the originator of my blessings is with me all the time. Jesus is King and He is the King of all blessings. Do you ever see Him that way? He can do all things and His blessings will blow your mind. I expect “mind blowing blessings.” I expect big favor and huge blessings. I know who the originator is and I know He is capable of a lot more than I can think.
I am thankful for my family and friends and a lot of my blessings are connected to them. If they do something for me, if they bless me in any way, I thank them but I also know who the true originator of my blessings is. I believe we should always thank people and give thanks for the people in our lives. We should always let them know how much we appreciate them and how much we love them and we should give God the glory for them. My family is a huge blessing in my life and I thank God for them. My friends are a huge blessing in my life and I thank God for them. My job is a big blessing in my life and I thank God for them. I also thank God for the air I breathe, for the water I get to drink, for the bed I sleep in. God is opening my eyes to all His blessings and they are a lot more than I had imagined. It is when we thank God for the small things that He trusts us with even bigger things. With the Lord we go from glory to glory. We climb mountains of blessings and we never have to look down. Let’s look up at the blessings. Let’s speak about God’s blessings in our lives and let’s declare His big blessings. We are blessed, friend. We have Jesus. We have the originator of all blessings. We can’t go wrong when we expect His blessings. Friend, you are going to get blessings upon blessings in your life so start thanking God harder today for His blessings. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you! Expect great things!
Suggested reading: Deuteronomy 28:1; Psalm 31:19*; 2 Corinthians 9:8