Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blessings and miracles

Which is better, A Blessing or a miracle?
Difficult one because both of them are great to receive from God. Is there one that is better than the other?

Well, this helped me understand it.....
"A miracle needs a crisis in order for it to happen, whereas a blessing is something that prevents a crisis happening in the first place."
Also, a blessing is for ever whereas a miracle is used in the moment, but future miracles or sometimes required afterwards.


There is nothing better than a blessing from God. Once God blesses our lives, we have everything! Nothing else is more important than a blessing from our God.
Miracles are often needed to change a crisis situation, and they certainly are welcome and I am most certainly going to condemn them, but I would rather have Gods blessing over my life than have to get into a crisis and them cry out to God for a miracle to get out of the crisis.

Now, how do we get a blessing from God? Do we pray? Do we tithe, give or bless others first?
No.
Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and believe in God and all He has done for us, He will bless us. Gods blessing over our lives is given because He promised this to us, its in His Word.
Can anything stop Gods blessing?
Well, yes....US!
And only us!  Nothing else can stop Gods blessing over our lives. Not satan, not other people, not situations, nothing! (except us)

Gods blessing is given to us because we are His children. Once we believe in God and accept Him, we become His family and He has blessed our lives.
BUT, we cant just sit back and say to ourselves that God has blessed us and all is good now.
It requires work from us! We need to co-operate as well.
We need to pass the blessing from God onto others.
God told Abraham in Genesis 12:2 that He will bless him and He will be a blessing to OTHERS.
We bless others by serving them, serving a need of theirs, helping them, providing for them etc etc.
The more we bless others with our blessing, the more we will get blessed from God. Its an automatic process.
Luke 6:38 says " Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Are  we worthy to receive blessings. Do we need to pray more to get more blessings?
No. We have to use the blessing that God gave each of us, to bless others. It is a big circle that starts rolling the day we receive Christ as our Savior. The more we receive, the more we should give, and it goes round an round.

Satan cannot stop Gods blessing as I said above. What He will try do though is, one day when you sin or do something wrong that makes you feel that you are not worthy of Gods blessing, satan will jump on the band wagon here. He is the one making you think that god wont bless you anymore because of what you did, or that God is angry with you and that you are not worthy....so as to make you stop Gods blessing yourself.
He, satan, cannot stop it, but He will try and persuade you to do it yourself.

In the Old testament, a person would have to keep the entire law to be able to be blessed. Look at Deuteronomy chapter 28.
The first 14 verses go on about blessings and verses 15-68 go on about curses. Notice there are many more curses than blessings.
If a person disobeyed one part of the law, he is guilty of all of them and He will be cursed.
Verse 15 says "However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you..."

This sounds terrible, but we do not fall under this law anymore. After Jesus died on the cross for our inequities and sin, this fell away.

"Therefore, there is NO condemnation for those in Jesus Christ". (Romans 8:1)

It says in later verses in Romans, that the law was powerless and it made the flesh weak, this is why God sent His son Jesus Christ for us. We are under a new covenant now.
We are in the realm of the Spirit now.
Believe that God blesses us, once you accepted Him your were already blessed.
We need to believe, have faith and pass on our blessing to others.

I will welcome miracles anytime :)   but I would find peace in knowing that God has already blessed my life...and to me, peace would far overcome miracles in crisis.

Amen and blessings to you.
I would love to hear your comments on this.

2 comments:

  1. I stopped by your blog for the first time today and this post caught my eye...

    It's really given me something to think about, especially the verse Luke 6:38.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    Maddy :)

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  2. Thanks for your thoughts Maddy. As much as writing these things makes me think as I out my thoughts on paper, I am glad that others often feel the same...
    Blessings

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