Richly Blessed… “A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 28:20
A profound peace comes from knowing your Savior is ever present. He sees you faithfully serving out of your comfort zone and He is quick to comfort you. Like Nehemiah, in the middle of your test, He can convert a curse into a blessing, “Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing” (Nehemiah 13:2b). Faithfulness gives you a foothold with God. “Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence. For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken” (Psalm 21:6-7).
People want to be around humility and honesty. This air of dependency on the Lord blesses others who in return want to be a blessing to you. Thus, our focus is to remain faithful at “being” a Christian and let our “doing” flow from this foundation of faith. He blesses you richly so you can bless others abundantly. In the same way He instructed Abraham, “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).
The blessings of heaven are bountiful with no chance of ever running out. The Lord is the initiator and sustainer of blessings, so seek Him with all your heart. Seek Him to be blessed, and in return to be a blessing to others. Am I in a position to be blessed by God? Can He trust me with His blessings knowing I will steward them with gratitude and generosity? “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
September 20, 2021
“There will always be a tear in your heart for love never stops loving, but God wipes away your tears with grace and truth.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 20, 2021 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk [...]
September 19, 2021
“Oneness with Jesus leads to oneness with other Jesus followers.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 19, 2021 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 1 Samuel 18:1 Being one in spirit means you have reached a level of [...]
September 18, 2021
“Freedom from persecution does not guarantee a life of holiness.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 18, 2021 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. [...]