The Blessed Life

For the past several weeks, I’ve been discussing with my church how to live a blessed life—a life of favor with God. There are several facets to this, such as:

1- Understanding that God wants his people to prosper spiritually. The entire Bible directs us to the thought that if we prosper spiritually, we will not measure our blessings by what we have, but rather by who we are becoming in Christ.

2- Everything belongs to God. There is nothing on this earth that is truly ours (e.g. Psalm 24:1). Instead of owners, we are stewards of our time, talents, and treasures.

3- God needs to be first or he isn’t God in our lives. No matter their hardships or struggles, the Bible records that those who put God first were more than overcomers (see Hebrews 11).

4- The reason why we do something is just as important as what we do. Several will do good things, yet fail to achieve eternity’s reward (Matthew 7:21-22). God judges our motives! Our blessings are derived from asking right from God (see Proverbs 16:2 and James 4:3).

Remember, God didn’t save you to make your life worse, but to give you a life of abundance!