If you are to choose between blessings and miracles, what will you choose? So many people will prefer miracles because we love to have an awestruck experience.
Do you know that while we serve a miracle-working God, God prefers to bless us rather than to give us miracles? This might sound a little surprising because our attention has always been on miracles. Miracles are occurrences that are beyond natural laws and no doubt, God still gives his children miracles.
So why should you desire blessings above miracles?
First, blessings keep us away from problems while miracles deliver us out of problem. You will agree with me that it is better to avoid a problem than to be delivered from it.
Secondly, Blessings are more in abundance than miracles. A preacher once said that if you’re living from miracle to miracle, it probably means you’re living from crisis to crisis.
Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” This means that curses were replaced with blessings when we believed in Jesus. God desires to bless us always. For example, He wants to bless the work of our hands when we obey the principles in His word. Deuteronomy 28:12 “The LORD shall open unto thee His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.”
Every blessing that we need has been provided by God. Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ”
2peter 1:3 “As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue” I implore you to read more about the numerous blessings God has prepared for you in the Bible.
The next question is, “what can stop the blessings of God in our lives?”
UNBELIEF!! Balaam’s curse could not stop the blessing that was on the nation of Israel. This means that when we receive God’s blessing in faith, it will always trump every curse.
I have a good news for you – “ IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST, YOU ARE ALREADY BLESSED”.
However, the bad news is, many believers have little or no knowledge of their blessings in Christ. We acquire this knowledge by equipping ourselves with the knowledge of God’s word and act according to His word by faith.
As we meditate on this devotional this week, let us focus on walking in God\’s blessings rather than looking for problem-fixing miracles. Interestingly, the miracle we are looking for is embedded in divine blessing. May we express divine blessings this week.