Anyone Here Who Loves Blessings?

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I think we ALL do, right!! Ahh, but here's the big question: do you know how to GET them?

Here's the obvious way: ASK God for those you want!! That's works, doesn't it? Hmm, but HOW MANY of these prayers would be selfish, i.e., SINFULLY SELFISH? Many Christians spend so much time asking for things for THEMSELVES - and worst of all praying for their WANTS rather than NEEDS. This is NOT the way to BLESSING!!

God PROMISES to meet ALL of our NEEDS! We can call that A GIVEN!! (How amazingly WONDERFUL: "Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, Lord!!") After speaking of our basic human needs of food, water, clothing, Jesus says: MATTHEW 6:31 Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

God WILL supply your needs, but He DOES NOT say the same about your WANTS -BECAUSE these are usually self-serving, selfish, and sin. OKAY, THE SUPPLY BY GOD OF OUR NEEDS ARE BLESSINGS!! Well, there's our major CLUE to BLESSINGS from the Lord: let HIM give them to you!!!

The more you ASK for them, the LESS you're likely to get them. You'll likely ask awry (wrongly) anyway? - meaning NO HOPE of getting them!! Do you know what's the very next verse after His promise of supply of all needs in the verses above? MATTHEW 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Wow, how STRAIGHT is THAT!! Seek for Blessings?? No, no, NO!! What we must SEEK for is: a) the Kingdom of God, i.e., where GOD IS KING - King over all of our lives, and also seeking for this to be true in the lives of others!! b) Seek for righteousness in your life (living right and Godly lives) - having GOD's righteousness (growing) in you!

SUMMARY: If you want BLESSINGS, then concentrate on living as God wants you to. Do that and you won't NEED to seek for blessings! - He'll be giving them to you!!!

- BM and Mrs

Gospel for Asia