Procession of blessings!
Verse for Today: Friday, April 12, 2013
John 1:16 – From the fullness of (Christ’s) grace we have all received one blessing after another.
God deals with man through the abundance of His grace. It is unilateral outpouring of God’s favor on man who does not deserve it because man willfully rejected God and His commandments. There was no reason why God should come back to man except because of His infinite love for him. The love of God compels Him to extent favor and blessings upon man. These blessings are the opportunities that God extends to man to come back to God and establish a new relationship. All the favors that we enjoy today are God’s ways of touching our lives and speak loudly about His desire that we acknowledge His love towards us. All things that God extends to man to sustain him are heavenly messages of love to man to get back to God. Through all provisions, protection and peace that are promised to man, God wants to touch human life. He continues to shower blessings of various kinds upon us to remind us that He cares for us. All the blessings that God sends us are from the fullness of His grace which never fades away. He knows the areas of our lives where we need blessings of various kinds and supplies it at the right time in the right measure. All blessings are gifts of grace from Him on the basis of our immediate and futuristic needs. The physical and emotional gifts we receive follow the spiritual grace that is imparted. Ultimately God is committed to grant us spiritual gifts which alone will last for eternity. We are thus blessed with all the spiritual blessings of the heavenly places to enjoy here and now for all our situations with ultimate impact all through eternity. It is our resource to appropriate by faith to live victoriously.
Dear friend, is there a feeling of emptiness in your soul today? Are you living in frustration because many of your dreams are like unrealistic scribbling on the smokescreen? Are the winds of circumstances blowing away your dreams in life? Today God wants you to come down from the wings of dreams and desires and fly on the wings of faith to higher vistas of life by enjoying the blessings God wants to grant you. He knows all your needs and has prepared ways and means to help you meet those needs so as to live a spiritually fulfilling life here on earth. He has already blessed you with all the blessings of the heavenly places here and now and has prepared everything you need to live a joyful life on a daily basis. God wants to fill your life with Jesus in His character and person. He has spread His table before you with all His resources to meet your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. He doesn’t want you to live an empty life any more. If you try to draw from the Vanity Fair of this world, you will have an unfulfilled life portrayed by emptiness, frustration, purposelessness and chaos. But if you draw spiritual blessings spread for you on the table of blessings of the Lord, it will enrich you with bliss. You are positionally given these blessings one after the other to meet your emerging needs, but you must claim it by faith. If you are disobedient, you must confess it and get right with the Lord for you to enjoy the blessings. If you have taken a detour in your sojourn, you must come back to the cross and walk after the crucified One. His blessings are like a vast ocean from which you should draw to drink to the brink. Today He invites you to enjoy His blessings of joy, love, peace and patience to meet the challenges of everyday life.
Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ.
Thought for Today
We are called upon to live to enjoy heaven on earth here and now.
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