Alternative View - March 14, 2018

Types of Blessings

In His Presence: Philippians 4:13-19  

What blessings will God give those who are good stewards and honor Him? The definition of blessing is the enjoyment of God’s divine favor. Blessing isn’t just having stuff; it’s being able to enjoy the stuff you have. So blessings aren’t necessarily material things.

First, you can expect God to hear your prayers. David said: “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High; call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me” (Psalm 50:14-15). When prayer is mixed with proper stewardship, God will answer.

Second, you can also expect God to meet your needs. Second Corinthians 9:8 says: “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” God knows all we need even before we do, and He has all the resources of the universe at His disposal.

When you are a proper steward, you may also enjoy reversal of fortune, where God changes your circumstances. “God turned the curse into a blessing” (Deuteronomy 23:5). “[God] will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten (Joel 2:25). We so often try to lead ourselves, but if we will only let Him lead He can reverse our scenarios and make good come from them.

Another blessing of stewardship is emotional well-being. If you are serving God and value Him above all else, you don’t need to worry about money—God will take care of you.

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