Blessed in “Every” Area of Life

“God… has blessed us with every spir­i­tu­al bless­ing.” Eph­esians 1:3 NKJV

Farmer Brown lived dur­ing the Great Depres­sion, and he was hav­ing trou­ble keep­ing up the mort­gage pay­ments on his farm. Even­tu­al­ly, the bank gave him thir­ty days to catch up on his back pay­ments or face fore­clo­sure. Then some­thing won­der­ful hap­pened. A man from an oil com­pa­ny showed up on his doorstep, ask­ing for a lease to drill for oil on his land. Since he was going to lose the farm any­way, Farmer Brown decid­ed that it could­n’t hurt. Well, that oil com­pa­ny drilled and hit a gusher-82,000 bar­rel of oil a day. Imme­di­ate­ly Farmer Brown became a mil­lion­aire many times over. Now, here’s the ques­tion— When did he become a mil­lion­aire? Was it when oil was dis­cov­ered on his farm, or when he first bought the land? He was a mil­lion­aire the moment he pur­chased the farm, but he lived in pover­ty because he did­n’t know what was under his feet and with­in his reach. The Bible says God ”has blessed us with every spir­i­tu­al bless­ing.” Some peo­ple think the only thing God will do for you is to bless you with sal­va­tion, then He lets you strug­gle through the rest of life until you get to heav­en. As long as you believe that, you’re liv­ing in your own spir­i­tu­al ver­sion of the Great Depres­sion. You’re liv­ing spir­i­tu­al­ly poor, spir­i­tu­al­ly weak, and spir­i­tu­al­ly deprived because you don’t know what’s avail­able to you in Christ or how to access it and appro­pri­ate it in your life. Refuse to live that way. Instead, read your Bible and begin to claim God’s promis­es in every area of your life.

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA, pub­lished on Novem­ber 28, 2017, pp. 50