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January 16, 2015, 8:02 AM

A Penny's Worth of Thought: Why Has God Blessed You?

Have you experienced God’s blessings in your life?  

Or maybe you are going through a particularly rough time in your life and wonder why God has not blessed you?

Either way, have you stopped to ask Him why?

As people we often disconnect the circumstances in our lives from God working in our lives.  Also, we often disconnect God’s working in our lives from His purpose for our lives.

The reality is that even when we don’t perceive God is blessing us, we must understand and know that through the stillness of His hand, He is perfecting and working through us to draw us to Himself.  This in of itself is a blessing!  There may be reasons why God has stayed His hand.  This should draw our attention back to Him and to seek the answer as to why He has refrained from showering us with blessings.  When we do He will answer and that in itself is a blessing!

All the blessings he grants are not just for our gratification, but also for a greater purpose.  He does not just bless us with things so that we can have…things.  

He does so that as we realize His how great His love is for us we will be motivated to love Him to greater heights.

He does so that others may see in our lives that God is a God of love and power.

He does so that as our love overflows with blessings and love we in turn will share His love and bless others as He enables and directs us.  

Whether you realize how richly blessed you are or not, if you count your many blessings and name them one by one, it will surprise you what the Lord has done and your heart will not be able to contain it all and you will have no choice but to pass it on to others.


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