Does God want to bless me

Question:  “While the Bible presents many blessings from God, does He want to bless me?”

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The NIV lists 389 occurrences of bless, blessed, and blessing, while the King James lists 463.  The difference is that King James often says, “Blessed be the Lord”, while the NIV has changed it to “Praise the Lord”. While the majority think of  blessings coming down from God, we are also told to bless God, Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all of His benefits” (Psalm 103:2) and The person who blesses others will prosper (Pr 11:25).

The following in intended to demonstrate that God loves us and want to bless us in all areas of our life.

the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it” (Mal 3:10). Unfortunately, many secretively believe Satan’s lie that they are not  worthy of God’s blessing.  This is contrary to scripture, for you are precious in His sight.  See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (John 3:1). Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights (James 1:17). God’s greatest love and blessings is contained within Jesus Christ.

God’s first blessing recorded in the Bible, God said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day (Gen 1:23-23).

God’s second blessing was to our earthly parents, Adam and Eve.  God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1:28).

He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created (Genesis 5.2). God has blessed all mankind if we will but reach out and receive.

Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth (Genesis 9.1).

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

1.  “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;

2.  I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
4.  and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:1-3).

All four promises where fulfilled.

But why should God want to bless us?

First John 4:10 says, This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  God loves you. Your value comes from Him, and He considers you His precious child, a child that He wants to bless, who is worthy of receiving all of His blessings.  He has made you worthy.

While most blessings in the Bible are God blessing us, we are also instructed to bless God and each other. Sometimes others will request that we bless them such as Pharaoh asking Moses “And also bless me” (Ex 12.33).

God told the Israelites to let the land rest every seven years.  You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?” I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years (Lev 25:20-21).

The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, this is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:22-26).

The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it (Pr 10:22).

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him (Jer 17:7).

Jesus last act before His ascension. When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them (Luke 24:50).

For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him (Rom 10:12). God does not have favorite children, he loves all equally.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph 1:3). The chapter continues with these blessings.  God chose us in Christ (v.4); He predestined us unto sonship (v. 5); We have redemption through Christ’s blood (v.7); He designated us as God’s inheritance (v. 11); We where sealed with the Holy Spirit (v. 13).

Blessings from Obedience

2. All these blessings will come on you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God:

3. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

4. In the health of your body and the fruit of your labor.

5. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

6. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

7. Victory over your enemies.

8. Blessing you in everything you set your hand to.

9. Establishing you as part of the Lord’s “holy people.”

11. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity.

12. The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.

13. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom (Deu 28:2-13).

The first step is to remember that God loves you, you are precious in His sight, and it is His desire to bless us.  If we are not receiving all of God’s blessings, then we must ask, what is hindering us from receiving more of God’s blessings. The next section will answer that question, opening up God’s floodgates of blessings.

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