Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Devotion: Job’s Blessings

Jesus tells us that he came so that we might have life, and in having this life, that we might have it in greater measure and more abundantly (John 10:10).  A life where, above all things, all is well, we prosper and are in good health just as our soul prospers because of the word of God (III John 1:2).  Yes, this is true.  God tells us that he knows the plans he has for us; plans for good and not evil, plans to give us a future and to give is hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

First, we must trust in the Lord completely with all that we are.  Then, we need to acknowledge him in all our ways, putting God first in all that we do.  We should not be conceited where we trust in our own wisdom and lean to our own understanding, but instead, we should trust and reverence the Lord, as we turn our back on evil.  Finally, if we do all these things, God will direct our paths, give us renewed health and vitality, and crown our efforts with success (Proverbs 3:5-8).  This type of life is a godly life and is the healthful, more abundant life.

God tells us that if we listen carefully and give ear to his sayings, keeping them in the midst of our hearts and mind not allowing them to depart from our eyes, then we will find that God’s words are life unto those who find them and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22).  There are more than thousands promises in the Bible and God has not broken one of them.  As you discover them, let them be your reasons to hold on.  Therefore, let us hold fast to our confession of our hope without wavering, because he who has promised is faithful and can be trusted (Hebrews 10:23).  Job held on to his confession of hope without wavering and the Lord blessed him in the latter end more than he was in the beginning (Job 42:12).

Begin to see yourself as God sees you, as a prosperous person.  Recognize that God is with you, recognize that you are anointed, and recognize that you are highly favored.  You are a child of the most high God (Psalm 82:6).  When you cross the deep rivers, you won’t drown for God is with you.  When you walk through the fire, the flames won’t burn you for God is with you (Isaiah 43:2).  Though you may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, fear no evil, for God is with you (Psalm 23:4).  Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for God is with you and he will not fail nor forsake you (I Chronicles 28:20).  Have faith in God, for he is always with you, even though it may not seem like it.

Be strong and courageous, not terrified nor discouraged, for God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9).  Remember to keep the faith (Ephesians 6:10-20), stay the course (Philippians 1:6), and always, fight the good fight of faith (I Timothy 6:12).  It has been said that a good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how bless you are for what you have.

We forever pray that our inspirational message will abundantly bless you, greatly inform you, and that you will be the better for having read it.  If blessed by this message, please share so that others may be blessed as well.  Amen.

Enjoy your blessings - KW

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