A Blessed Life

“You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed. Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you will be blessed.” – Deuteronomy 28:2-6

As children of God, this is promised to us-a life full of blessing and abundance. This life is within our reach; it is made readily available to all of us. The Bible goes on to say that the Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything we do. We don’t have to wonder, nor question; the blessing is guaranteed.

Have you ever promised someone something? Maybe you’ve promised your children an extra half hour of TV, as long as their rooms were clean. Or perhaps you made a promise to your friend, agreeing to let her borrow your car, but only if she agrees to keep it clean. Many promises require action. And as people gain your trust, by listening and obeying, you have no problem making these promises again.

A promise from God commands work on our part. A life of blessing calls for effort. The blessings in life are the results of listening and obeying. As children of God, we are called to walk in His ways; to love others, to forgive, to extend kindness and peace. And the Bible says that as we obey and walk in the ways of the Lord, that HE will establish us as His holy people. Being established means to achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for. When you know that you have been permanently accepted by Jesus, you begin to live differently.

I’ve noticed that the more I walk in obedience, the more peaceful I am. And as I listen to the Holy Spirit, my doubts and worries begin to fade.

God is looking for people he can trust.

As we listen and obey, our Heavenly Father pours out blessing upon blessing. God’s desire is for us to succeed; to be the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). Our lives should reflect who He is. Succeeding in life goes far beyond ourselves. It reaches into the hearts of others revealing to them that there is hope in Jesus.