The One Who Gives

God has specific blessings reserved for us. They are unique only to us, because He chooses us with a specific purpose. Whatever His purpose is for you, His blessings will be for and according to it. Those blessings will cover everything you need to live your life to the fullest. In fact, they even include the things you never imagined. Those things are spiritual, materialistic as well as relationships. A common mistake many believers make is look at the things the world has or is able to procure and worry. But the truth is our blessings are and will be nothing comparable with them; their magnitude is different and broad. None of us should fret at the things the men of the world have, because there is no perpetual and perfect joy in them.

We are the chosen of God and His blessings to us are according to His will and in kindness. They are the best, since no man, thing or situation on earth can give them to us. His blessings come in a timely manner enabling us to rejoice at all times. He is the one who gives to the world, but the things He planned to give us are unique. He does not count us with them. Those who are on the outside receive the things that are peripheral. But those who are of Him receive momentous things. An illustration to it can be seen in the following. “For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but he did not give an inheritance to the Levites among them” (Josh. 14:3).

Both the Ruebenites and the Gadites along with the half-tribe of Manasseh decided for themselves that they rather live beyond the Jordan than enter the Promised Land. The Lord God allowed Moses to grant their wish, but to those whom He chose to serve Him in the tabernacle, i.e. the Levites, He did not allow them to have an inheritance among them. The Lord never gave the Levites any inheritance among the tribes of Israel. Their blessings were special, because they were called for a unique purpose. Everything that came into the temple was theirs and the whole of Israel were told to bring them to them. Besides these the Lord Himself became their inheritance. So, everything that belonged to Him belonged to them.

When we are the Lord’s chosen people, He does not wish for us to have an inheritance or blessings that has little value or is according to the might of mind. More so, He does not wish for us to have the things that are not in His will; for they eventually cause us damage. Rather, He Himself chooses our blessings so that we do not worry or take it upon ourselves to live out our life. We are all essentially Levites when we accepted Jesus as our personal Savior. Through Him we serve the Most High. Then we can be rest assured the Lord God has taken the responsibility of choosing our inheritance. Whatever it is, whether it is something that is a must in life or something of abundance, He is the One who avails them. Therefore, it is not for us to rush like the world, but trust Him to provide; for He gives greater things.

When we have understood that it is in God’s best interest to give us His best, we surely prosper in all areas of our life. We understand by having His Word. He gives it to us, because He made us His own. The one who has it will not have to look elsewhere, but trust Him to be blessed. For when God wishes to bless us He reveals it to us that we hope and rejoice in Him. And the Scripture says He revealed it to Jacob “Saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan, as the portion of your inheritance’” (1 Chron. 16:18). The Word He gives is a perpetual covenant and so, does not fail. The evidence that He wishes to bless His children and that by the word of promise is enough to us who walk by faith. For what He promised He was able to do.

As Christians we can hope for the best life by gaining confidence from His Word. Then no matter what goes on in our life or the variable circumstances we encounter, we have a bright future. Because of the promise received, though Jacob toiled in life, God blessed him greatly. It even included His goodness toward those that came after him. Such is the magnitude of His blessings to the chosen. This the world will never have. Now, our part is to become intelligent. Having known the truth about God’s blessings and His wish to bless us, we ought to grasp it with both hands. We ought to set aside every teaching and philosophy that goes against His intent. We must seek His knowledge toward us. Proverbs 15:14 says, “The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.” Let us become intelligent so that we have a peaceful and joyous life. And while doing so, let us take into account certain factors that make us intelligent.

  1. Plead our case with God. The Lord who provides perfect justice will hear our case. Jeremiah pleaded his case by saying, “Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?” (Jer. 12:1). He did not fret because of the wicked, but used the knowledge of God to discuss his case with Him. His case was on the basis of the way he walked and on the actions he did. They were righteous, because he performed His will. We are told to ask, inquire and make supplications to Him. It leads to the knowledge of God that has blessings.
  2. Have a perfect basis for pleading. Jesus quoted saying, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD’” (Matt. 4:4). It was true in the days of Israel, in the days of Jesus as well as now. A perfect basis for our pleading is going to Him with the understanding that He speaks and that whatever He speaks is His best to us. By it we exhibit the faith that calls Him to make promises.
  3. There’s no odd time to plead. No matter our condition, if we plead, He’ll listen. Such privilege is because of the following. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). Once we have received the right to be His children, God the Father is determined to always hear us. And not only this, but as many times as we take up the task of pleading Him, He’ll listen.
  4. Our pleading should be honest. When we go to the presence of God, the Spirit is the One who takes our supplications to God. We ought not to hide our intentions from Him just as we should not hide our mistakes. Our purpose in pleading Him must be crystal clear. By being dishonest we do not receive from God, although we do not face the fate of the unbelieving. The Spirit can find out the deepest of our thoughts. He clearly knows our intent. “But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?’” (Acts 5:3).
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