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To Be Blessed

Deuteronomy 28:2-3
All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

We must recognize that not every opportunity that comes our way is from God. If we choose to accept opportunities according to what God wants us to have or do, we’ll see those opportunities turn into blessings.

Blessings of all kinds come from God. Children are blessings. A promotion at work and a special card from a friend are blessings too. God knows how to bless you in every situation. Our job is to do what He says so that our hands will be ready to accept His blessings. But what do we do with blessings when we get them?

Some blessings may seem more like challenges, like parenting for instance. It isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes a parent must discipline the child, enforce consequences, or put up freedom-inhibiting barriers. Just saying no to a child is sometimes a challenge. But if you stay with God and obey Him, you’ll see how God can help you through those challenges. The blessing of being a parent is a gift from God. And it’s an opportunity to give to others.

Blessings from God are eternal. He doesn’t give us blessings so we can toss them on the ground and ignore them. We’re supposed to enjoy what God gives us. Using His blessings to help others is our gift to God.