Topic: The Unseen Blessings
Text: Luke 15: 30- 31.
30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. Amen.
The blessing of the Lord maketh rich and He addeth no sorrow to it. This supernatual blessing is expressed in every aspect of our lives, not just in monetary terms as we are often tempted to believe.
The blessing of God has 3 main manifestations:
i. Some blessings are obvious and tangible. Example, hitting one success after the other in a way that beats our comprehension. Normally we feel those experiencing tangible blessings are the actual “BLESSED ONES”. That is not the case.
ii. Other blessings are subtle. It is in the daily provisions and supply. For instance, good health, passing very challenging exams with ease, always experiencing peace & joy. These blessing are often overlooked because they are not tangible.
iii. There are yet some more blessings that are embedded in nature. For instance, air, food, water, rain and other basic necessities of life. We often take these blessings for granted because we access them without struggle.
Like the eldest son of the rich man in our text, we often so easily forget the abundant provisions of God for our lives and end up desiring to be like others, especially those with more material riches than we do.
This older son had not realised that abiding with the father simply qualified him a candidate for every blessing the father had. He sees the joyful moment of the younger brother and wishes to be like him.
We have to learn to be appreciative of the daily provisions and blessings of God for our lives and avoid comparing ourselves with others, for those we see and envy might not be enjoying as much as we think they are.
Remember all the father has is yours, begin to pray for the full manifestation of GOD’S blessing upon your own life this week and beyond.
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