Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blessings Shall…Overtake You!

Encouragement for your daily walk with God
When a Christ follower walks in close communion with God, he/she doesn’t have to ask God for blessings. That’s because a Christ follower already knows that God wants to bless His children. He wants to bless YOU!

Today I got an unexpected gift from my grandson. It was a Pan-Flute that he bought for me when he went to the San Diego County Fair. I was overjoyed that he thought about his “Pops” (as my grandkids call me). My son told me that he can hardly wait to come to our house to play the Pan-Flute with me (obviously, he got one for himself too!). 

There is a sense in which God is like that. God delights in blessing His children in times and ways they never expected. They often come in the midst of everyday living—an encouraging text message from a friend; an eMail received at the end of a particularly hard day; a phone call or visit from a friend when you are overwhelmed; or perhaps a financial blessing right in the nick of time! God’s blessings don’t always show up in a spectacular fashion. And often, they come just when you need an expression of God’s love the most.

When you walk in obedience with the Lord, blessings will come, whether you seek them or not. Blessings because of your obedience will impact those around you, especially your children and grandchildren. Solomon enjoyed vast wealth during his reign, but God’s blessing upon him came largely as a result of his father David’s obedience in the previous generation. God promised Abraham that his obedience would bring blessing to all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:2–3).

A Christ follower does not take God’s gifts for granted. When you receive an unexpected blessing, thank God for His continuing love and be alert to recognize the next time His blessing overtakes you.

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 28:2)

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