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4 Powerful Examples of Blessings From God

 

Here I was on the sales floor eyeing the latest model of a top of the line Toyota Tundra. The sales representative said all the right words, and when he finally mentioned that it was driven by a famous hockey player, I was instantly sold.

 

My desire for a Toyota Tundra eventually escalated to a need as I convinced myself that I needed to buy one to help me transport my work tools to and from different work sites. On the dotted lines I signed and made a down payment. A few days later as I went to finalize the deal the interest rate they provided me just didn’t sit well with me. After back and forth discussions with the Finance manager I decided to walk away from owning this dream truck.

 

I was extremely disappointed and for weeks its all I could talk about. I didn’t know it there and then but it was a blessing from God. Fast forward a few months later I was forced to close my business due to circumstances outside of my control. If I had gotten that brand new truck I would have been in quite the predicament with trying to make payments and stay afloat with meeting my actual day to day needs.

 

Often as Christians we say we are blessed when there is an abundance of positivity having in our lives, we even pray to God to bless our families. But does living a good Christian life mean that we will automatically experience a life filled with prosperity? What does the Bible say about blessings from God? Let’s explore this together in greater detail.

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What Does The Bible Say About Blessings?

And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so, you shall be a blessing. (Genesis 12:2) This is the first use of the word blessing in Scripture.

 

The word bless is a verb, it is an action, but “blessing” is a noun a description of what something or someone is. I found it simply wonderful that we can bless God, as described in the above definition. A blessing isn’t just something we can receive from God, but something we can give Him through thanksgiving, praise, worship and service. It’s a two-way street, even as prayer is a two-way conversation. What an amazing truth, I can bless God in response to His blessings. 

 

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Blessings In The Bible

When I think of blessings in the Bible, one Bible story that comes to mind is the famous sermon on the mount. Each of those eight beatitudes are representative of the blessings that as disciples of Christ we will receive when our lives reflect these divine characteristics.

 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.” Matthew 5:3-11

 

Bible Verses About Blessings From God

The following Bible Verses about blessings have all been taken from the King James Version.

Bible Verses About Being Blessed

 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians 1:3-4

 

“And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.” Deuteronomy 28:2

 

Bible Verses About Blessing Others

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

 

Scriptures on Blessing and Favor

Blessing and favor are found with the Lord and amongst His People. Not only is it wonderful to receive blessings from God but we can also strive to be a blessing to others around us as well. The following passages are a wonderful reminder that we are blessed and highly favored by God. The following scriptures on blessing and favor are all from the King James Version. 

 

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17

 

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

 

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38

 

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

 

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What are Examples of Blessings In Real Life?

The following are some powerful examples of blessings from God. I hope you will be encouraged by these amazing testimonies of Blessings from God.

 

Letting Go and Letting God – Who said letting go and letting God was easy? Here I was steering at the home of my dreams, it met the requirements of ideally what I wanted in a home that fell in line with my budget. Sadly the realtors words echoed in my mind that the house had been conditionally sold. How could it be when I felt so sure that this was the direction God wanted us to go. Instead of pursuing it, my husband and I opted to “be still”. Read our amazing home ownership story here on how trusting in God landed us our dream home, a powerful lesson on letting go and letting God.

 

Backsliding and Finding My Way Back to God -When I was 24 I hit a very dark place when unexpected life events happened. I started missing church and looking for friendships outside of church. This wasn’t a bad thing, but I started joining my newfound friends in ungodly activities. My choices went from bad to worse. I was severely depressed and became an alcoholic. Read this amazing backsliding story and how becoming pregnant became a true blessing from God.

 

Waiting For My Financial Breakthrough -So we started tithing. We surrendered, and put all of our faith in God. And only two days later the unthinkable happened. I got an opportunity to leave a job that was sucking the life out of me, in exchange for my dream job. But then the unthinkable happened again, my financial breakthrough fell through. Read my testimony of how I found hope awaiting a financial breakthrough.

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Becoming a Quad Amputee – I had a home based business in the wellness industry that allowed me to stay home with the kids while still generating a great income. Then all of that changed in 2011 when I got a life-threatening illness. What we thought was a bad case of the flu turned out to be something far more menacing. Read my testimony of how becoming a quad amputee was truly a blessing from God. It might not have been the answer we were hoping for but it saved my life.

 

God is the most generous giver of all. He has blessed us with so much and we often don’t even realize it. It can be as simple as a beautiful morning, or the sound of laughter from children playing in your neighborhood. There are many more blessings that God bestows upon you, but they may not always seem like blessings at first glance. We should always remember to count our blessings because in reality, we have been given so many gifts by Him who loves us unconditionally

 

Blessings From God

Let us choose to receive God’s Blessings freely, yet also pour them out on one another just as freely. One of the greatest blessings of being in The Body of Christ is the sense of belonging, of finally being home, finding our place in Jesus. Let’s affirm this in one another, encouraging one another, blessing each other in the Lord. 

 

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