How to never miss a blessing
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God our salvation. Selah. (Psalm 68:19 KJV)
The Psalmist records “bless the Lord who daily loadeth us with Benefits”. In other words, if God daily loads us with benefits, then we should be in expectancy of benefits everyday. Moreover, the aftermath of our prayers, is the belief that blessings will follow: “Give us this day our daily bread”.
- What are the benefits?
- But why is it that sometimes I go through a day, without receiving the daily loads of benefits as promised?
- Does it mean that I missed a daily benefit?
- Benefits are blessings. The Amplified bible version interprets the memory verse this way: Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah pause, and calmly think of that!. In other words, benefits are blessings.
- You go through a day without your share of daily benefits because of lack of anticipation or misconception of what you think daily benefits are.
- You didn’t miss it, it came, you just didn’t want it and thus you missed it.
The significant point to derive from 2 Kings 5:9–14, which describes the meeting of the Man of God with Naaman; is “Wrong Perception” , hence, wrong anticipation towards Daily loads of benefits: “I thought he would …..” (see 2 Kings 5:11). Moreover, over the course of history, there has been a constant battle between man’s perception of things with the ways of God. Such is the case of the kings Lord (see 2 Kings 7), also the case of the Israelites spying into the land of Canaan (see Numbers 13). Well, that’s not surprising as he is the Almighty and he said “My ways are not your ways…” The moral point to derive is that the blessings of the Lord comes in unexpected ways.
To anticipate daily loads of benefits which comes in unexpected ways;
- We should expect blessings in unexpected ways. Your greatest enemy may be a vehicle of blessing, that poor but potentially rich dude may be the Crown for your head, the little contract may be a channel to learn, as a stepping stone to huge ones. (see Romans 11:33, Ecclesiastes 11:1)
- We should be open to all options But supplemented with inquiry from God. Expect blessings in all ways but we should also make inquiries about them from God before acting on them. (see Psalms 37:23, Proverbs 16:3, Psalms 35:7)
- Study the word daily. Despite the opposition of man’s beliefs to God’s ways, The Word of the Lord is the bridge between these two worlds. (see 2 Peter 1:20,2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Corinthians 10:5)
- We should act the fruits of the Spirit. Anger could be the reason for missing your blessing, hence watch out. (see Galatians 5:22–24, James 1:4)
- We should be grateful even if its only little we get, after all Daily benefits doesn’t necessarily mean your answered prayers but “A Daily Bread” apportioned according to the Father’s will. (see Philippians 4:4)