Jesus desires to bless you, to give you the desires of your heart. He wants to bless you so that you might become a blessing to your world. So, how can you obtain the blessing of your Father? Take a look at this passage:
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country…and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing…”
After instructing Abram to leave his country, his father’s house, and all of his claim in the world, the Lord promised to bless Abram. Abram, growing strong in faith, believed God and set out for a new land.
The Lord took Abram to the land of Canaan and promised him everything he saw. Again, though he had no guarantee but the word of God, Abram believed God and took Him at his word. This was the doorway through which God richly blessed Abraham; belief.
Think on this: did you receive your salvation through an abundance of works or through believing in Jesus? Did you receive the Spirit through hard labor, or did you believe Jesus when He said, “I will send Him to you” (John 16:7)? You and I believed the promise of God and received the blessing!
This foundational truth is unchanging; the blessing of God is only obtained when we “believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6). Our blessing depends upon our faith – will we believe Jesus and take Him at His word?
The receiving of the blessing is only part of the greater blessing. God told Abram that He was blessing Abram so that he could “be a blessing.” Make no mistake, the Father wants to bless you with Himself. And yet, this is not all. The Father wants to bless you so that you might become the conduit through which He can bless the world. Not only does He want to enrich you with Himself, He also wants to involve you in His great work of redemption. He wants to make you a blessing!
Seek the Blessing
What would it be like if you sought the blessing of God for the betterment of your family, workplace, and city? Do you think Jesus would bless you so that you could be a blessing? Absolutely.
Believe, ask, and receive. The Father longs to bless you and to make you a blessing – He has divine purpose for you to walk in.
Blessed in Jesus,