Remembering The Blessings
Let’s talk about remembering the blessings of God! One of the greatest ways to remember the blessings of God is to think of his goodness! The goodness of God is one of the attributes of God, as well as a description of His very essence. God, by nature, is absolutely good as Psalm 34:8 tells us: “Taste and seethat the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” God is the definition and foundation of the term good! We inherit goodness comes from God!
God’s goodness and blessings cause us to have faith in him! Romans chapter 15, verse 13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
God is good and when we find ourselves in a bind or trial, he expects us to remember his goodness in times past. He expects us to remember how he is always present in every situation that we experience. We can be more aware of God’s goodness when we choose to focus on his love, joy, peace, promises and the gifts he’s placed within us!
One of the greatest gifts that God has blessed us with is the gift of his Holy Spirit! This is an essential gift because the Holy Spirit leads, guides, corrects, strengthens and empowers us when we need it most and when we take the time to willingly ask him for what we need!
When we tend to face life’s daily challenges, it’s easy to get distracted and discombobulated. But we must reel ourselves in and focus on the goodness of God and the many blessings that he’s already blessed us with, in addition to the many blessings that he has in store for us! That’s right, we must be in expectation of God’s blessings!
The Message Bible Version of Matthew chapter 6, verses 30-34 says, If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
From these verses, I want to point out that we can remember the blessings of God when we live and function in his Kingdom, that is, God’s reality! His reality is not the reality of this world. We need to focus on what is the reality in Heaven (God’s world). He wants that reality here on earth. He teaches us to pray “your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.
We can remember God’s blessings byknowingin our hearts that everything starts with God! We need to work on getting to that place where Everything in our life and our world starts with Him! There is no success without Him.
In conclusion, I’d like to encourage everyone to remember the blessings of God! Remember his faithfulness and goodness towards you daily! I love how the prophet Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations chapter 3, verses 21-26: Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, GREAT is your faithfulness!I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. “The Lord is GOOD to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Amen!