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What are you going to do with all that blessing? What blessing, you ask? Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Eph 1:3. That’s a lot of blessing.
Every spiritual blessing. Just think for a minute about how much blessing there could be in heaven. Now realize that God has given all of it to you. Whether you believe it or not, it’s true. It won’t just rain down on you, you have to receive it. If you just don’t believe that God would bless you like that, then you walk away from everything that Jesus died for.
No, we don’t deserve it, but that’s all been covered on the cross. Now we get to enjoy the bounty of heaven. Living in His blessing is all part of His original plan. How it must grieve God’s heart when we don’t take what He is trying to give us. He is constantly blessing us, but we will only receive what we choose to receive. I say, go for it – arms wide and heart open. I’ll take anything and everything He has to give me. I choose to walk in blessing.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:3
According to Strongs, poor in this verse means destitute of wealth, influence, position, honour, reduced to begging. That’s humble. No one wants to live that as a lifestyle, but it should be something we strive for as an attitude. It’ something I want – a spirit of humility. I am all too quick to give my opinion, to put my best side forward because I know I’ll look better for it. I’d rather be poor in spirit and live in true humility. That would actually help me be successful and fulfilled in my destiny and for God to shine and not me. And having the kingdom of heaven is something I can have now. It’s a great tradeoff – my annoying pride for God’s presence and His kingdom. Please God, help me be poor in spirit.