A Blessing breakthrough coming Your way! - Encouraging word

In Psalm 103:1-2 we are told to bless the Lord. " Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits." How can we bless the Lord? How can we bless Him who has everything? Although He is not in need of anything, it's so exciting to see that we can bless Him by praising Him and speaking well of Him! It blesses God when our hearts are completely filled with thanksgiving toward Him for all the benefits He bestows on us! God is not in need of praise, but it pleases Him when we speak truth! We need to realize that God is the source of our blessings!

Do we believe that God is really able to make all things work together for good to those who love Him? Do we want God's grace for us, and His retribution for others? Do we keep the right attitude in unhappy situations, or do we add to the problem? Do we seek God's leading and solution to the problem, or do we spend our time criticizing the guilty party? Every situation provides an opportunity to learn something: we may learn how to do it or how not to do it. We may bask in our bitterness and resentments or receive the blessing that forgiveness brings. Disobedience will rob us of God's blessing (He will not speak good of us); obedience brings God's blessing (He will speak well of us).
We cannot live in obedience to God without His empowerment. In James 3 we read that no one can tame the tongue. "But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way." (vv. 8-10) Since no one can tame his tongue, no one is exempted! In our natural ability this is impossible. We need the power and love of the Holy Spirit to speak the words that please God.

When we invoke or pray for God's blessing on someone, we are actually praying for God's action and intervention in his life. This principle also applies when we ask God to bless us. Our intention may be quite different; we want God to accomplish our will in the situation for which we are praying. But God is not our agent to help us accomplish our will; He is the One who works all things according to His sovereign and perfect will! We are the ones who need to be aligned with His will. It is God's blessing on us and on others when He intervenes in our lives in order to bring our will into agreement with His will - thus accomplishing His will!

God blesses those who walk in the obedience of faith! This requires a listening ear and a willingness to do God's will. Without the obedience of faith, it is impossible to be led by His Spirit. Obedience to the Spirit keeps us from obeying the desires of the flesh; it brings us into an intimate and working relationship with the Lord, and we are transformed into the likeness of His nature.

Our transformation includes our thought life, and this will affect every area of our being. We will love our enemies and bless them and forgive them even as Christ did. To take on the name of Christ means to take on His nature. If we say we are Christians, yet walk in unbelief, egotism and self-reliance, we are taking His name in vain. Those who come in the name (nature) of God are blessed! (Matt. 21:9)

God's words to us energize us and release the faith and energy needed to do His will. If we refuse to receive His ability, we will walk in disobedience and miss out on God's blessing. Obedience brings us His blessing, and He will act for our good according to His good judgment. It is important for us to recognize that His good judgment does not necessarily correspond with our desires. He blesses us by keeping us on track with His desires!

Be blessed. Focus on God's priorities and will and Your blessing breakthrough shall shower upon you and your family! 


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