B IS FOR BLESSINGS

LifeLink Devotions

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

B is for BLESSING

Ephesians 1:3   “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.

Here’s a list of the blessings the Apostle Paul lists in the book of Ephesians:

  • He chose us
  • He made us holy and blameless in his sight
  • In love He adopted as his sons
  • He redeemed us
  • He forgave us
  • He revealed His purpose to us
  • He planned for us to bring Him glory
  • He sealed us forever with the Holy Spirit

Are you feeling blessed yet? Need more? Here you go. We have been blessed with…

  • A heart to know God – “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD.” (Jeremiah 24:7)
  • Everything we need to serve Him – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)
  • Rest and contentment – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
  • Peace – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” (John 14:27)

I’m going to have a serious time and space issue here if I don’t stop right now. Did you know that there are over 500 verses in the Bible that refer to the blessings of God that He gives us? So why are we so bummed most of the time? If you tried really hard could you come up with 500 reasons why life is a burden? I think not! In the words of Psalm 42 – “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”  Why not take a good Bible concordance today and look up the words “bless”, “blessing”, and “blessed”. Then look up the phrase “give you”. You’ll discover for yourself that the life of Christ in you has brought every spiritual blessing to you. It’s time to start counting your blessings.

It’s a whole lot more fun to focus on blessings than burdens. Every day is the right day to celebrate the blessings of your spiritual life in Christ.

Pastor John

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