WHAT IS A BLESSED LIFE!

Many people have different views of what it means to have a blessed. Some feel it is a job or wealth or health. Others feel that is a happy home or a successful life. Yet still others feel that it is a life without problems or sufferings. What do you think a blessed life is?

I do not know what you believe a blessed life to be but I can be assured of two things. 1) You will be living your life to try and achieve this blessing.2) You will be very disappointed and frustrated if you not obtaining such blessings.

 

Today many believe that to be blessed is to be wealthy and healthy and if you are not you have sin or a demon and are not right with God. Which sounds great unless you are poor and unhealthy and walking with the Lord, then it does not sound so great. It is also interesting to note that those who teach such doctrine of demons also require that you tithe faithfully to their organisation.

To have good health and to be financial well off is good but be certain our health will fail for it is appointed unto man once to die. Riches also bring with them many other problems and responsibility and as our Lord says, what does it profit a man if he inherit the whole world and loose his soul. The blessings God gives moth, rust and thief can not take away but rather it lasts into eternity.

When we look at the Word of God we see that true blessing is to have Christ. In fact the word Blessed used of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 5 means a rich indwelling of Christ. That is what God says is blessing. If we think it is things we will run after them and where our treasure is there also is our heart. If we see blessing as the indwelling of Christ we will seek Him and set our affections on things above.

Problem with many of us is that when we are born again we discard, as it were, Jesus, we see Him as a step to other blessings and not realising HE is the blessing. John 3:16 tells us God gave us His Son and God has nothing else to give us outside of His Son. God in other words put everything into Jesus and when we take Jesus we take all of God and all of His blessing. Consider this:– The Godhead dwells body in Christ (Col.2:9)– We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ (Eph.1:3)– All the promises are yes and amen in Christ (2Cor.1:20)– Christ is our life (Col.1:4)

 

He is the blessing and as we seek Him, in His Word and in pray and at the cross we will be blessed for we will find Him. My prayer is that we will stop seeking things and start seeking Him.

In closing I want to leave you with the words of a chorus we sing at the mission:

He is all I need,

Jesus is all I need,

I will take Him now,

I will take Him now,

For all that I need,

CAN GOD BLESS EVEN ME ?

 

Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ

Many people feel to unworthy for God to bless them. They feel like a stepchild of God and that somehow He will pass them by and rather bless others. Many feel this way because somehow they feel life has past them by and dealt them a bad hand and they project that onto God. Maybe for some the family or friends pass them by and do not consider them. For others they are poor and have gotten used to second or third best and so do not expect the best from God and as a result, feel to unworthy to get Gods best and receive any blessings from God. Does that sound maybe a little how you feel, think God will bless others but pass me by? If it is read on God has something to say to you.

God is not like man He does not look at our social standing or financial position or our level of education nor even how long we have been a Christian. He does not look to see whether we deserve to be blessed or not for there is no person who is worthy of His blessing, no not one. You and I can not earn His blessings we can’t even buy it with our tithes as some false prophets will want you to believe. In fact God cannot even trust us with His blessings. We would consume them on our evil lusts, or we would become big headed and proud. No He can only trust one with His blessings and that is His Son…. we are blessed in Christ. In fact the Bible takes it further and tells us that all the promises to us are YES and Amen (it is so and shall be so) in Christ. (2Cor.1:20). God has nothing for us outside of Christ that is why we are instructed to ABIDE IN CHRIST. ( For further teachings on Abiding in Christ please feel free to contact us for a free copy of our Discipleship booklet entitled “Abiding in Christ”.)

In fact when we feel that we deserve Gods blessing we in actual fact disqualify ourselves from receiving His blessings. We receive Christ’s blessings out of grace. In fact when we feel we do not deserve Gods blessings, that we are unworthy, we actually are then and only then ready to receive His blessings. This is what grace is Gods gifts to the undeserving. So right now if you feel unworthy you are ready to receive.

That is not enough though, you must also be born again. You must have received the Lord as your personal Lord and Saviour. Christ died for us while we were yet sinners which show His love for you and how much He wants you not to go to eternal damnation but inherit eternal life. It also show us how special we are to God for the Bible tells us God demonstrated His love for us by dying on the cross for us (Romans 5:8). He did not just talk about how much He loves us, He showed it by dying in our place on the cross. Have you received Him as your Lord and Saviour yet? If you die today will you go to heaven? If you cannot answer both these questions with a confident YES then you need to be born again and we encourage you to immediately contact us and we will share with you further on how to know the Lord as your Saviour. You see God can only give His blessings to Christ and Christ comes into our hearts as and when we are born again, then we are again made acceptable unto God, and we can start receiving all the blessings He has in store for us.

So the answer to the question can God bless me is YES if I am truly born again and abiding in Christ for He gives the blessing to His Son who abides in us.

May God bless.