There is a phrase I often use in our church – “We are blessed to be a blessing”. I think this encapsulates God’s whole purpose for blessing. Abundance and success were the very first covenant commandments He spoke to man. Be fruitful, multiply, replenish, have dominion… God wasn’t only speaking about offspring, but of an entire life and environment of perpetual and generational blessing and increase. This blessing and increase had a purpose then that continues today. We are blessed in order to be a blessing to others and to display God’s goodness in our lives.
If we are to be a blessing to others, our thinking must come into agreement with what the Bible teaches about living blessed.
In this way, our understanding of abundance and wealth is crucial. Unfortunately there are many Christians who don’t realise that wealth and greed are not the same. The Bible handles these issues in different ways because they are not the same thing. Psalm 35:27 says, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
God is our Father and like any loving parent He enjoys His children being blessed in every way, including financially. Simply put, it is God’s desire to bless us because He loves us!
Also, our attitude toward money is equally important. The Bible consistently confronts our attitude toward money and possessions – not whether we have them or not. 1 Timothy 6:10 states that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil”. The key to aligning your attitude with blessing is what you put FIRST in your life. “Seek FIRST His Kingdom and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6.33)
What you need to examine in your own heart is the issue of why you desire to live a prosperous and blessed life – what are the purposes of your heart? Make room to receive blessing in your life by determining to understand the truth about Godly prosperity and by putting His Kingdom first, every step of the way. Then, decide you are going to live your life blessed to be a blessing to others.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Psalm 112:3 (NKJV)
“Wealth and riches will be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever”
PRAYER: Dear God, I pray that you would speak to me about Your will and desire for me financially. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear of the need all around me. May I be Your hands and feet, ready and available to bless others.