Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 12, 2014

Your blessings are on the way

By Michael Carson
Local columnist

---- — No matter how great life is for you today it can become better. No matter what difficulties you might be experiencing in your situation in life, today look up in faith. Believe that in the midst of it all, things are becoming better right now because you are taking time to be inspired!

There is no limit to the number of blessings God has for you. Presented for your consideration: Jesus Christ continues to be the penultimate conduit of blessings for you!

In the Beatitudes Jesus proclaims “Blessed are” (St. Matthew 5:3-11). Thus declaring that God’s blessings are still taking place no matter what, when, who, where and why.

God is constantly creating ways to bless us. “What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God!” (1 John 3:1 The Message)

In order to be in position to appropriately receive the blessings of God, we must first expect them by faith. The great thing about having faith is knowing that God has something good for you.

There is something marvelous in persevering! I encourage you to wait on God as God delivers to you your next blessing. “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)

The Old Testament Prophet Habakkuk puts it like this: “Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.” (3:17-19)

Habakkuk declares to us today that despite what the current situation might be, God will provide.

Friend of God know that you are on the verge of a great blessing! Declare to yourself: “I will prayerfully wait to experience just how God is going to bless me. I will contently watch and wait because I do not want to miss the blessings of God. I do not want to be ‘out of pocket’ when God comes my way.”

Stand steadfast on your watch for the moving of God in your life. Continue displaying patience. It is stated “patience is a virtue and a blessing within itself.” It’s important to have patience because if we become impatient and act out of our impatience we might settle for something that God really did not want for us to have.

God has an appointed time for God’s appointed work in your life. Your blessing may seem to be silent right now but hold on. It shall speak. Proclaim “God has many blessings for me! The day God has set for my blessing is coming!

Let me encourage you and agree with you that your blessing is on the way. Know that your breakthrough is on the way. Know that your healing is on the way!

Peace with justice, be blessed real good, attend worship, and families matter.