God Never Runs Out of Blessings

The other day our new little 5 week old grandson sneezed one time and mommy said “Bless you” and then he sneezed again and mommy said “Bless you.” After about the 5th or so sneeze mommy said “There is only so many times I can bless you.” I said “Aren’t you glad God never says that to us?” We both laughed but I am so thankful God never says that to us. “Sorry my children but I’m all out of blessings.” Maybe you have felt that way sometime in your life when the road gets long and hard or maybe you just don’t think you deserve the blessings of God.

I remember a time like that in my life. My husband had just retired from the Navy and we were in the process of purchasing our first house. We had never felt comfortable purchasing while we were in the Navy because I never wanted to be in one place trying to sell a house while he was in another but finally the long awaited dream was becoming a reality and I just had such a hard time with it. I don’t know why. I guess I had some issues back then. lol I truly didn’t believe I deserved it. Ever been there? Well one morning as I was talking with God about this house purchase for the umpteenth time He spoke so sweetly to my heart and said “Let Me bless you. Stop thinking you don’t deserve it. Of course you don’t but I want to do it.” It only takes a second for God to put everything in perspective. I had forgotten that it’s all about Him and what He wants to do not whether we deserve it or not because to be honest none of us deserve the blessings of God. That’s why they are called blessings. It’s about Him longing to bless us, we just have to learn to receive them.

In Isa 30:18 it says, Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. Numbers 6:22-27 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, “This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: “The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you; and give you peace. “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

There is no doubt that God longs to bless His children. A quick search of the word reveals 389 uses of the word bless in both the old and new testament. The only question is “Is His name on us? Do we know Jesus not just know about Jesus?” Let me assure you that God longs to bless His children. We just need to learn how to let Him because it’s all about Him. It’s not about us.

Thank you Father for teaching us through the ordinary things of life. You are a good God. ;)

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2 Comments

  1. Alona says:

    Thank you Beth for the reminder that indeed we do not deserve all that we are blessed with, especially here in this country. But in fact we are blessed because God wants to bless us and with that remember that He can take away just as easily (remember Job). In addition we must learn to accept graciously any blessings we receive and use everything wisely and judiciously. God bless your day sister in Christ.

    June 13th, 2013
  2. Beth says:

    The fact that the Lord of the Universe wants to bless us just humbles me beyond belief. What an awesome God we serve and oh that is so true Alona the Lord gives and the Lord takes away blessed be the name of the Lord. ;)

    June 13th, 2013

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