Hello beautiful people! It’s a new month and I am grateful that we have all made it thus far! Lets continue to be expectant and hopeful for the remaining 3 months we have left of 2014 :D.
I have been pondering on the word ‘blessing’, and I believe that it is important to have blessings, but to also BE a blessing unto others, as well as ourselves. I believe that God wants us to enjoy our lives to the fullest! It is a good thing that we should treat ourselves with things we desire. Whether it is getting your nails done, shopping, travelling, going to social events, parties etc, we can all do these things, but of course in moderation.
From a biblical perspective, I strongly do believe that God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, and when I say seek, I also am relating to putting Him first in everything that we do. This includes confiding in Him and allowing Him to be first person in our lives. Yes at times, we can be quick-tempered to run to others just to get a quick response, but God is the one that can really understand you. However, what makes me think deep is that we should seek God for who He is. Throughout August, I have had some things in my life that did not go to plan. Some things I wanted then I did not receive, but it is just a bit of patience and more trust and FAITH that will enable God to work in my life.
I went to a Grace Convention last month also, and I learnt a lot from it. What stuck to me the most was when the preacher said that the word ‘Grace’ is unmerited favor (in other words undeserved favor). So it is unconditional Grace that God shows us everyday, even when we are in sin, yet He still loves us. It is such an amazing feeling to know that God loves us even when we feel guilty. This is where the blessings of the Lord comes in. In Philippians 4 v 19, it says “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
We must be reminded that God will supply all of our needs. At times, it can seem as if we need to clean up our acts, or behave well in order for God to bless us. Yes I have been there where I felt that if I do not pray hard enough, or spend enough time with God, then my prayers won’t be answered, but remember that the devil is a liar! We must always be reminded and rest assured that Gods Grace is sufficient for all of us.
The best thing we need to do as strong believers is to TRUST GOD and His timing for our lives. Remember that He has planned everything for our lives, from beginning to end; we just need to allow Him to reveal it in our lives in His time. Not only that, but if you know someone who is on the edge of giving up, please encourage them. The pain that we face just because of lack of encouragement can be upsetting, but we must always be thankful for what we already have. Let us not take anything for granted, especially the things we possess now at present. Greater things are heading our way, we just need to be thankful in every situation. We do not choose to thank God for some blessings, but for ALL BLESSINGS, so in the end, the blessings that God has promised to give you will eventually get loosed!
Things may seem confusing, yes I know, but trust God that your blessings will not be in vain. Jesus is our BIGGEST blessing ever-present and we must cherish that for the rest of our lives. Remember that blessings does not always have to be in the form of finances, it could be a word of encouragement, recognition, cleaning, washing up, letting someone on the bus before you etc, all these are acts of blessings. Let us be reminded of these things in this uncertain world. Remember when you bless others, God will take care of your own needs, so be anxious for nothing, but in everything, with supplication and thanksgiving, make your request known to God.
OUR BLESSINGS TO OTHERS WILL COME BACK ON US!
The more we’re blessed by God, the more he expects us to help others!
God bless you all!