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And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because
you obey the voice of the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 28:2)
When you walk in fellowship with God, you do not have to ask Him to
bless you. He wants to bless you! Just as you enjoy surprising someone
you love with unexpected gifts, God delights in giving you His gifts
in times and ways that you might never expect. God’s blessings often
come in the midst of your everyday life—an encouraging telephone call
in the middle of a busy morning or a letter you receive at the end of
a hard day. A friend may drop by to help when you are overwhelmed, or
you may receive unexpected financial help at a time of need. Often,
God’s blessings do not come in spectacular ways but in the ordinary
busyness of your life. They come just when you most need an expression
of God’s love.
Blessings come as a result of obedience. When you walk closely with
the Lord, blessings will come, regardless of whether you seek them.
Blessings from your obedience will also come to those around you—to
your children and to your grandchildren. Solomon enjoyed vast wealth
during his reign, but God’s blessing upon him came largely as a result
of his father David’s obedience in the previous generation. God
promised Abraham that his obedience would bring blessing to all the
families of the earth (Gen. 12:2–3).
Do not take God’s gifts for granted. When you receive an unexpected
blessing, thank God for His continuing love and be alert to recognize
the next time His blessing overtakes you!
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