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Everybody Wants To Be Blessed

Written by Debra Evans

Published on 04 September 2012

Everybody wants to be “Blessed”. We use this word often and yet many of us can not define what it means. In the Christian sense it means “The impartation of the supernatural Power of God to a human life by the spoken Word of God’s delegated authority”. If we are going to live the life God promised, then we have to understand His meaning, as His children.

 

Read Matthew 5:8-16

 

In verse 8 (Blessed are the pure in heart)we must lift up God, not only with hands, but with a pure heart. That means we have to have an honest heart that is pure in opposition to defilement. When we do this we will see God, we will enjoy Him, we will be like Him, and we will be content in that likeness

 

In verse 9 (Blessed are the peacemakers)we see that God’s wisdom must first be pure and then peaceable. We can easily tell if that is true because we will be peaceable toward God, others, and ourselves. We will have a clean conscience and be absent from any offense with God, others, and ourselves, and we will be able to maintain that Peace, even in the face of the opposition that life can so easily present, with God, others, and ourselves. One thing is true in this verse; if it is broken with God, others, or ourselves, then we MUST repair it.

 

In verse 10 (Blessed are they that are persecuted for His Name Sake) it is clear that this is not about being persecuted for our own choices but for Christ sake (or His purpose). If we are enemies to His righteousness, then how can we be a friend to God?  When we suffer because we are His children and under His care, then we have the power of Grace and His presence to overcome anything in our life.

 

In verse 11 (Blessed are those who lie about you and use those lies to persecute you and do evil things against you (for Christ sake))

I have learned in my life that I will be persecuted, pursued, run down, and sought out to be destroyed. I will be abandoned,   called bad names, talked about behind my back, laughed at, made Fun of, and left out of the inside circles. I say, in Christ, so what! I am not looking fro acceptance from this world and so their insults and rejection will have no affect on me, my life, or my destiny. 

 

In Verse 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 are the promises we have, if we can understand God’s “Blessing’s” in these first few verses.

a.    Eternity with The Lord

b.    Everything we need in this life

c.    A light shining so that others can see God in us

d.    Strength to endure to the end

e.    The ability to see and hear God

f.     The “Comforter” (God’s Spirit) in our moments of distress which will always 
      overwhelm the enemy. 

 

We are Blessed because we are His Children. We are His Children when we are in His Grace. We are in His Grace when we are obedient to His Word. Our actions will show the world our resolve, in that obedience, through our own life of Faith

 

Don't let your past determine your future. If you want to be “Blessed” the give God the rest of your life and watch what He can do with the little you have left.

 

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How Do We Know If We Are Blessed?

Written by Debra Evans

Published on 08 August 2012

So many times we just fall back into the patterns that were set for us by our parents, or environment, which we learned when we were very young. We have all called the “white picket fences”, “riches”, and nice “Everything", the Blessings of God. Even though these things are very nice and we would all love to have them in plenty; God’s Word is very clear on what The true Blessing is. But if we want the true Blessings of God, then we have to be willing to trade in the Fairytale for the Real Thing.

 

Self-denial is the first lesson in God’s School of Blessing. Being humble before God is knowing that only God can direct your life and making Him supreme Lord of all you think, say, and do. If we are truly going to submit yourself to God, then we have to take up our cross daily and denying our self. This is always so hard to do, but if we want God Blessing it is the first step to having everything god wants for us.

 

Matthew 5:3-7

3 Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous —  with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! 

 

Too many times we get so “high-minded” that we never rest. We become so self reliant and we all ready know that God will always resist the proud.

Matthew 10:38-39

38 And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me. 

39 Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life]. 

 

Don't let yourself get caught up in the world of “bigger is better”, and “more is best”. God already has a wonderful pan for your life and the only ingredient He needs from you is a “willing” heart” to follow.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]  

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. [Jeremiah 6:16.]  

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good — not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. 

 

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Know God

God loves you. He loves you and me so much ...that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16 NIV). The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. In other words, we have all missed the mark. But if we will admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, God is faithful and true to His word and will forgive us and wash us clean from everything wrong that we've ever done (see 1 John 1:9).

This is your moment to release all that has happened in your past and begin your new life free form the guilt of yesterday’s mistakes. If you have never invited Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, Debra and I would like to invite you to do so now. The Bible promises that when you pray a prayer like the one written here from your heart, you will experience a new life in Christ. Simply read it aloud and mean it from your heart. Say:

Father, I come to You just as I am.

Heavenly Father, I come to you right now with all my guilt, past mistakes, and brokenness. I know that I cannot do anything to make myself clean enough to be our child, but I know you are able to accept me just as I am, and love me anyway.

Lord forgive me of my sins, take away my pain and hurt and release me from the guilt that has robbed my of my peace, joy, and strength. . I confess that I have sinned against You and others. I ask You to forgive me and wash me clean with the precious, life-giving blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son. I believe that He died for me—He took my sin upon Himself and died on the cross for me. Father, I believe that He was raised from the dead, giving me power over the enemy. Jesus, I ask You to come live inside of me. I don't understand everything about being a Christian, but I invite You into my life to help me learn daily how I am to live. Thank You, Father, for Your gift of restoration, reconciliation, and eternal life. Help me to walk each day in my new life.

In Jesus' name, amen.

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