A blessing is defined as the approval that allows or helps you to do something. It is also something that brings you happiness. The Bible teaches us how to live our lives as a blessing. Scripture also tells us about how God blesses us each and every day.
- We must trust in the Lord to be blessed (Jeremiah 17:7). We can only accept God’s blessings when we trust Him. One of the ways to trust God is by tithing (Malachi 3:10). He blesses our home and finances when we trust Him with our money.
- We must obey the Lord to be blessed (Deuteronomy 30:16; Proverbs 16:20; Deuteronomy 28:1). God blesses us through our obedience. When we obey His commands, He blesses us by increasing our faith.
- God blesses the righteous (Psalm 1:1; Matthew 5:6; Proverbs 10:6-7). As long as we keep our morals and stay pure, we are blessed. Matthew 5:8 says, “blessed are the pure at heart, for they will see God.”
- God blesses those who seek Him. Psalm 119:2 states, “blessed are those who keep [God’s] statutes and seek Him with all their heart“. According to Scripture, we must be committed to Christ to be blessed (Proverbs 16:3).
- We are blessed when we seek God’s help. Psalm 34:8 says, “taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” Refuge means a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble. God is our shelter. He is our umbrella in the midst of life’s storms. He meets our every day needs (Psalm 20:4; Philippians 4:19). God is our Healer (Exodus 23:35). He is our Comforter in time of need (Matthew 5:4).
It is easy to miss God’s blessings when we are distracted by the world. We miss blessings when we allow our emotions to override our trust in Christ. God blesses those who are faithful in Him. He wants to bless us, because we are His sons and daughters. We are His children who He adores. God gives us “mercy, peace, and love…in abundance” (Jude 1:2).
I pray God will “bless you and keep you and…make His face shine on you and be gracious to you” for all the days of your life (Numbers 6:24-26).