DENIED BLESSINGS ARE THE RESULTS OF BROKEN PROMISES!
Many Christians are wondering and asking God, “why am I not being blessed?” “Does God know the hardships that I am encountering, does He even care?” The Word of God says, (1 Peter 5:7) Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you. God is concerned about us, and every problem or situation that disturbs our peace of mind, body and spirit. He does know, because God is omniscience. His knowledge compasses the universe, the earth and all that it contains; His awareness goes beyond our human comprehension and understanding, He knows our sorrows, pain and suffering; so we ask, “why hasn’t God done something about it?”
Because God has given us Free Will. The ability to choose how we want to live and die, and freedom to decide to obey or disobey His commandments, His guidelines and laws that He has given through the words of the teachers, prophets, priests, pastors, elders, bishops and apostles. Those who have been called and chosen by God to instruct us so that we can obtain the divine favor and blessings that He desires to give to those who love Him and are called by His Name.
But it requires something from each of us, the willingness to serve and obey, to keep His statues, and to believe and have Faith in His Word. In order to do this, we must be willing to surrender our will to the will of God in all things. We must trust in God, more than our ourselves, and we must be willing to be led by those who He has sent to be our shepherds, the watchman over our spiritual souls, teachers and mentors to guide and instruct us in their knowledge and wisdom of God, in accordance to the written Word which has been given for our edification and spiritual growth.
Many people, believers in Christ and those who have not yet come to the knowledge of Truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and that we are joint heirs with Him, that we have a righteous inheritance befitting the sons and daughters of God with our personal names on every covenant promise that is waiting to overtake us with abundance, prosperity and wealth.
So, how do we receive these promises of God?
FOUR KEY PRINCIPLES TO UNLOCKING YOUR BLESSINGS!
1.) Your personal relationship with God has to be your First and Main Priority in life. (Matthew 6:33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. God is a jealous God, He said, “have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3. People have forsaken Him, and seek to serve their fleshly desires rather than serve the Creator. (Judges 10:13) Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. We have allowed things to easily distract our attention away from God, and/or alter our focus so that we cease to see our duties and responsibility to God clearly and we lose sight of what is truly important, and that is daily communication through prayer and devotion with God as individuals and corporately within the Body of Christ.
2.) Lack of Faith and Trust hinders the move of God. (Hebrews 11:6) But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Faith requires action, it motivates individuals to believe in the impossible and to believe in ourselves, to submit and trust a higher power and authority to help us succeed in all our endeavors and refuse to give up, quit or succumb to failure. Faith in God unleashes the power from within to become successful, prosperous and victorious because we believe, we receive. (1 Thessalonians 1:3) Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; (1:4) Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
3.) Be a Doer of the Word. In order to receive the Covenant Promises of God in our lives, we must hear and obey the Word of the Lord. It’s important that we honor our vows of service and commitment unto God, our churches and ministries in which we are bound in marriage as the bride of Christ. The work of the Lord requires laborers, those who will go out into the vineyard of the Lord and gather in the harvest of souls into the House of the Lord, to be a living witness of the mercy and goodness of God’s grace. To serve Him with gladness whenever the opportunity prevails, and to set an example for others to follow by being His disciples rather than spectators; we must take every advantage we have in rendering unto God our devotion and our ability to serve in whatever gifts, talents and abilities He has given to us for the up-building of His Kingdom.
4.) GIVE and it shall be GIVEN unto YOU. (Luke 6:38) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. God doesn’t bless people who are greedy, stingy or selfish. The Laws of sowing and reaping are not based on your spiritual status, church membership or personal finances. Those who Give unto God, will be blessed by God, regardless of your social or economic status, gender or ethnicity. (Genesis 28:20) And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, (28:21) So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: (28:22) And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. When we honor God with our giving, He returns to us more than we can ask or think, and abundant overflow of blessings that we are so prosperous we can bless others. (Malachi 3:10) Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Practice using these four principles in your life daily, they are the keys of life and once you put them in the right keyholes, these principles will open doors that have been denied and closed to you. God has not abandon, forsaken or forgotten you, He is simply waiting for you to remember your vows of commitment and broken promises, fulfill your duties and obligations towards Him. Your blessings may have been delayed, but today you can expedite each blessing and promise of God, by reactivating your commitment of service and keeping your vows unto God.
You can start by sharing with others Today’s Lesson Fresh Manna Our Daily Bread: DENIED BLESSINGS ARE THE RESULTS OF BROKEN PROMISES!
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