"The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. - Proverbs 10:22
Many young ladies think that having the blessings of God means having a big house, an expensive car, and fine clothes. That is not all that the blessings of God entails. In fact, it may not include any of those material blessings. God may choose to bless you with peace of mind, a kind heart, and a giving spirit instead of material things.
I have noticed that the people who are genuinely happy are those who have been divinely blessed by God. You may be wondering, well, what is a blessing? A blessing is favor bestowed upon someone or something. Has anyone ever given you something without wanting anything in return? You may say that they blessed you or showed you favor.
In order to get the blessings of God bestowed upon your life, you must do a few things:
You must be obedient to God and do His will. Deuteronomy 11:26-28 says: "Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.is doing what He tells you to do, when He tells you to do it, without question, and sometimes, without even understanding it; for what God tells us to do is always for our good.
Meditate on the Word of God. Joshua 1:8a says: "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night...Being a young woman of the Word of God will save you a lot of wasted time in life. The Bible is built on facts, not feelings. If you meditate on the Word of God, you will be a smarter, wiser young woman.
You must put God above everything else. Matthew 6:33 says: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.See, a lot of people want all these things to be added unto them, but they don't want to seek ye first the kingdom of God. To obtain the blessings of God, you must seek God above everything else first.
You must ask God for what you need and want. 1 Chronicles 4:10 says: "And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requsted.Jabez had the right idea. Be specific in your requests.
You must give to others. Matthew 10:8b says: "..Freely ye have received, freely give.When God blesses you in abundance, you should return the favor by being a blessing to others.
You must obey your parents. Ephesians 6:1 says: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Even if you do not understand where your parents are coming from, God still wants you to honor them and obey them. God will bless you for being obedient to your parents. That is a promise!
You must have faith in God. Matthew 21:22 says: "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.You've got to believe that God can do the impossible. It takes strong faith to believe in a God that you cannot see; that's why it is called faith.
Follow the above seven thoughts and you will without a doubt obtain the blessings and favor of the Lord.
Get a friend and together, pray the Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10) each morning for a week, and watch God bless you and your friend tremendously.
Think About It
"God gives blessings to us so we can give glory to Him."
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. - Mary McLeod Bethune
This article is an excerpt from Daniella Whyte's book, The Girl God Wants. You may visit her online at www.DaniellaWhyte.com or www.TheGirlGodWants.com. The Girl God Wants is available wherever fine books are sold including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. It is also available as an e-book on Amazon.com KINDLE.