God’s Nature is to Bless!

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1 John 3:1 says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” To lavish means to give generously and in abundance. It’s God’s nature to bless His children. He wants to richly bless us with His Kingdom.  That has always been God’s original intention. Genesis 1:28 says, “God blessed them” after creating mankind.  A blessing, according to Merriam-Webster’s, is “the act or words of one that blesses,” or “a thing conducive to happiness or welfare.”  God promised to bless Abraham and all the nations of the earth. (Genesis 12:2-3)

SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN CHRIST

As a child of God, you have been adopted into the family of God. He has endowed you with benefits that can never be taken away from you. The Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 1:3 that Father God has, “blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” The Greek word for “blessing” is the word eulogia which means “to speak well of,” “benefit.” We can say that God has spoken good things about us, or pronounced good things for our benefit.

WHAT ARE THESE SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS?

There are countless blessings that belong to the daughters of the King. As a daughter of the King you are the recipient of every spiritual blessing in Christ. The Apostle Paul declares over you in Ephesians 1:4-

Chosen Before the Foundation of the World

You have been chosen by God before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. You are loved by Him unconditionally and adopted as His child. Your life matters to God.  You are not an accident or by-product. You are fit to serve Him and worship Him despite your shortcomings.  God was thinking about your destiny before He ever said, “Let there be light.”  (v.4)

Predestined to Adoption

God has predetermined and selected you to be His son or daughter. The fact that God blessed us by predestining us to adoption as His children should cause us to praise Him for the glory of His grace in Christ which he has freely given us.

Accepted in the Beloved

You are not rejected. You are not an outcast. The world may see you as an outcast, but God sees you as a son or daughter.  The Creator of the universe accepts you in Christ in spite of your shortcomings. (v. 5-6)

Redemption through His Blood and Forgiveness of Sin

Jesus paid the price for your sin with His precious blood. He lavished His grace on us with all wisdom and understanding. (v.7-8)

This is not an all-inclusive list of the blessings we have received from Him.  He daily loads us with benefits. (Psalm 68:19)

THE FATHER LOVES TO BLESS US!

Sometimes we can become so enamored with God’s physical blessings of prosperity that we forget about the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. In the book of Job Satan desired to prove that people only serve God because of His blessings. Job was used as an example. (Job 1:9-11) God gave Satan permission to test Job. Job’s friends are certain that Job must have sinned because that is the only reason they could think of why God to removed His blessings. They were wrong.  In all of this Job did not sin or curse God.  In the end the “Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part.” (Job 42:12)

King David knew this all too well the importance of not forgetting all of God’s benefits.  He says in Psalm 103:2, “forget not all his benefit.”

When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all He’s done for me my soul cries out hallelujah ! Thank God for saving me.

I choose to worship Him because He has won the victory!

Blessings!

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