Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word – It tells you things you need to know. It tells you things you should want because they are God’s best, and it tells you things you shouldn’t want, because they are not what they seem. How To Be Blessed? What is blessed? Fully prosperous in every area of life. Are you blessed? Some people say they are, which is great. Why not speak it, they will reap the fruit of their lips. But are you blessed? That depends on what seed you sow. Some blessings are for everybody. God sends rain on the just and the unjust (Mt 5:45) but there is definitely a way to be blessed, God tells us. If you live an unblessable life, you cannot be blessed – you are sowing unblessable seed. All you get is the blessing that comes to everybody, not the blessing that God bestows on the blessed. So what gets you blessed? How do you walk in the full blessing of God? Eleven Things To Get Blessed - #1 Those who obey get blessed. Obedience brings blessing! Genesis 22:18 – And from your seed all nations of the earth will be blessed because you have obeyed my voice. Deuteronomy 28:1 - If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands…(Jesus fulfilled the law we couldn’t fulfill – so now our privilege is to follow Jesus and obey His commands – to live like He did – fully doing what His Father in Heaven told Him to do.) We now follow Jesus’ commands. (PiVAT is important – it’s how you know when God says go – it’s how you know what He tells you to do. His commands for you today.) If you fully obey - you will be blessed in the city, and blessed in the country, the fruit of your womb will be blessed, the crops of your land, the young of your livestock… you will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out, God will defeat your enemies before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven, The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you… The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season, and to bless the work of your hands. You will lend to many… but borrow from no-one. (That’s how you’re the head, not the tail) Those who obey get blessed. #2 Those who bless God’s People, Israel, get blessed. Genesis 12:3 – And I will bless those that bless you, and curse those who curse you, and in you will all peoples of the earth be blessed. Those who stand for Israel – God will bless. Those who oppose them, get cursed. #3 Those who don’t walk in counsel of the wicked, (the ungodly, who aren’t obeyers. They might be well intending, but their counsel is misleading) Those who do not live by the counsel of the wicked get blessed. Those who don’t stand on the street where sinners are – (who don’t stand in the path of the wicked) get blessed. Those who don’t sit with mockers – who don’t hang out with (those who disdain authority and the things that God says)… Those who don’t associate with mockers – get blessed. (Psalms 1) #4 Those who put their trust in God – get blessed. (Psalms 2:12). O Taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him – Psalms 34:8 Trust means you obey what He says – you trust Him (PiVAT is daily trusting in God – doing what He said to do.) PRISM builds your trust – Not worrying about what you see, but believing what He promised. Those who put their trust in God – get blessed. #5 – Those whose sins are covered – are blessed. Those who put their faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, and who repent and turn from sin in their life – get blessed. They keep short accounts with Him, they walk in His forgiveness. (Psalms 32:1) #6 Those who don’t look up to the proud, or follow after lies – get blessed. (Psalms 40:4). Those who don’t respect, and desire to be like people who do not honor God, or believe what He says or follow His Ways, no matter how famous they are or successful they look. These are the ones that God will bless. Those who aren’t impressed by the proud. #7 Those who give - those who have regard and compassion for the poor –get blessed. God will deliver them in time of trouble. (Psalms 41:1) (Proverbs 22:9) – A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Those who give and share get blessed. #8 – Those who dwell in His presence, whose strength is in God, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage – get blessed (Psalms 84) If his presence is your priority, if your strength is in him, if you set your heart on the journey He has for you – you will get blessed. #9 – Those who don’t cheat people – who act justly and always do what is right – get blessed (Psalms 106:3) Isaiah 56:1 – Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. Those who treat others justly, fairly, get blessed. #10 Those who learn the Fear of the LORD – who delight greatly in His Word (who find great delight in his commands)– get blessed. (Psalms 112:1-2). (Psalms 128:1) – Blessed is every one that fears the LORD, who walk in His ways) Psalms 119:1-31 - Those who are undefiled, whose walk is blameless, who keep His commands, and seek him with their whole heart, they do nothing wrong, they walk in his ways. Proverbs 8:32 – Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting in my doorway. Rev 1:3 – Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Those who learn the fear of the LORD, who turn from evil, who obey fully, who say nothing harmful – get blessed. #11 – Those that trust in the LORD, that wait patiently for the LORD – get blessed. Jeremiah 17:7- Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Isaiah 30:18 – Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him. Praying that you will fully obey, that you will bless Israel, that you will never walk in the counsel of the wicked, stand in the path of sinners, or hang out with those who don’t believe what God says. Praying that you will put your trust in God, that you will walk in His forgiveness, that you won’t ever be impressed by the proud, that you will give to the poor, that you will treat people fairly, that you will learn the Fear of the Lord, and that you will Trust in the LORD and wait patiently for Him… so you get blessed.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!