Easy to Bless
Key Verse to Read and Treasure
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. (Eph. 1:1, ESV)
We have children and grandchildren that are so easy to buy for on any occasion. When asked what they would like, their response is always, “Mom/Dad or Granddad/Nana I don’t really need anything. I have everything I need.” We don’t take that as a pass on getting something because we have our heart set on blessing them, we just take it to mean whatever we choose for them will be a blessing to them.
God loves blessing his children. Beginning with the Old Testament there are dozens upon dozens of places in the Scriptures that highlight the ways God blesses us. When we make Jesus not only Lord and Savior but our destination, we have everything we need in and through him. Jesus blesses us with power, with strength, with peace, with wisdom, with patience, with healing, with understanding, with a new way of thinking, with joy, with so much more, and these are just the tip of the blessing iceberg. When Jesus becomes the place and person our heart has made its home we are satisfied.
It’s been said that the greatest need of our age and of every age, the greatest need of every human heart, is to know the resources and sufficiency of God. When we know God this way there is nothing we lack, nothing we don’t have. The person who has made Jesus their home is not lacking anything. No matter what season of life they are in or experiencing they find Jesus is enough. There is nothing this world can offer that is attractive, nothing the devil can offer that will be tempting.
The Apostle Paul wrote “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Php. 4:12-13)
Regardless of external conditions Paul was content based upon the resources and sufficiency of Christ. It is the place and state of being every believer can enjoy when we abide in Christ.
The heart that is satisfied and content through the sufficiency of Christ is the heart and life that is easy to bless. God wakes you up and you feel blessed. God walks with you in your day, and you feel blessed. God gives you food to eat, fresh water to drink and you feel blessed. God may not take away your sickness, but he gives you medicine to ease the symptoms and pain and you know you’re blessed. God may not send you the spouse you’ve been praying for, but he does fill your life with good and loving friends, and you see it as a blessing. He didn’t give you that big house you were eyeing but gave you a roof over your head to shelter you from the elements and you thank him for the blessing. When the resources of Christ are sufficient whatever, he gives is a blessing and he keeps on blessing you because he knows you are easy to bless!
God, you are so good to me! You bless me with so much and provide me with everything I need in this life. I want to be easy to bless! May I never long for anything you cannot or do not supply. Amen
Am I easy to bless? Are there times I long for something that doesn’t come from God? Why or why not?
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