The other morning before I started praying I was thinking that there were blessings coming into my life. It was a reassuring thought to say the least. Then I got into prayer and I kept hearing that the blessings of the Lord were here. I heard it over and over again. God has a different perspective and a different reality. It is His reality that has to become ours. That time in prayer helped me change my perspective.
In my mind I was going to be blessed soon and some of my problems were going to go away. In God’s mind I was blessed and my problems had been taken care of on the cross. There was no reason to fear and no reason to panic. There was no reason to think that good things were on their way because good things were already here. They might not all manifest at once but the blessings of the Lord are here.
The Word of God tells us that we are blessed. If Jesus is our Savior and we stay in faith, we are blessed. In the Old Testament we are told, “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.”* This verse is in the present tense. The believer is blessed. The believer who puts his/her trust in the Lord is blessed. What does being blessed mean?
One of the common definitions of being blessed by God is receiving good things from God. His blessings are bestowed upon us. Now, His blessings are not just material things. His blessings come in the form of peace, joy, hope, faith and other spiritual elements. We get heavenly blessings from the Lord. His salvation is a tremendous blessing. We ought to think in terms of eternal life when we think of blessings and not just in terms of earthly blessings. Those earthly blessings are good gifts from God of course and they matter but let’s also focus on the spiritual and on how our souls are blessed.
When I was praying, the Lord gave me a list of the blessings that were already here. He started with the basics. Those basic blessings are easy to forget. Blessings such as food on the table, a place to live, transportation, family and friends. We ought to cherish them all and thank the Lord for them. I can’t say that I am not blessed and I will be blessed in the future. No. The Lord said that I was blessed and I praise Him for His blessings. Friend, you are surrounded by beautiful blessings. Your heart is filled with blessings because Jesus is in you through His Spirit. Focus on the spiritual blessings. Focus on what’s here. More will come.
“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”** There are many blessings that come from listening to the Word of God and being a doer of the Word. God intends for us to heed His Word and to follow His lead. When we do, blessings follow us wherever we go. There is a trail of blessings behind us that also blesses people around us. We are blessed so we can bless others. Think of the blessings in your life today and see how they are impacting other people’s lives positively.
2 Corinthians 9:8 says, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” God is able to bless you abundantly, friend. He is doing it today. Your faith allows Him to bless you each and every day. Stay in faith. Keep praising the Lord. Keep praising Him. Keep thanking Him. The blessings of the Lord are with you! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: *Jeremiah 17:7-8; **Proverbs 16:20; Matthew 5:6