God is our heavenly Father and Father loves to bless His children. Some of God’s kids seem to struggle to get any kind of blessing from their Father.
Psalm 115:13 He will bless them that fear Him, both small and great.
So we know it’s God’s will to bless all of His kids that reverence Him as their Father. Now that we know His will, we can pursue the blessings with complete confidence. The reason Christians struggle to receive is because they don’t know God’s will. They do not know what their Father wants them to have! So what is the crux of the problem? What hinders Christians from having all that God wants to give them?
John 10:10 The thief is only there to steal, kill and destroy. I came so you can have real and eternal life, more and better life than you ever dreamed of.
Let me make this perfectly clear, the Lord came to bless us beyond our wildest dreams and the devil came to steal away those blessing. God is not the problem and the devil is not the problem! We are the problem because in our ignorance we sat by and let the devil steal from us. We need two things. First, we must recognize the works of the devil. Secondly, we must speak to him and put him in his place, We must put him under our feet. The devil gathered up our blessings and transferred them into the hands of folks who have no regard for God. He has created satanic reservoirs by giving the ungodly our blessings.
Ephesians 4:18 We have had our understanding darkened, being separated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in us, because of the hardness of our hearts.
We have been ignorant of God’s will concerning His desire to bless us. When we finally became persuaded of His desire to bless us we put limits on Him. We became content with a small portion of His goodness. Remember our original text, He said He would bless the small and the great. If God loaded you with benefits He still wouldn’t be done with what He wants to give you. The blessings of God should be a part of our daily routine. We should come to expect them more and more every day of the world. Don’t make the mistake of putting God on the same level as men. Men have limitations, God does not. God could make every person in the world a millionaire and not put a dent in His capital reserves.
Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning every one of you from their iniquities.
Jesus was sent to offer forgiveness of all our sins, if we don’t have sin there is nothing to impede us from His blessings. We can’t qualify for His love or His blessings, He certifies us and puts us in position to be blessed. Jesus forgave all our sins and calls us the righteousness of God. The devil calls you lost and unworthy, not good enough for God. You’re going to have to choose between God or the devil, a wise man will readily choose God, a fool will hear the devil. You are blessed!
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.