“BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL” - Thursday, May 24
(Praise God For His Spiritual Blessings)
TO THE BIBLE Ephesians 1:3 AMPC
“May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!”
The Apostle Paul wasn’t praying or making entreaties or begging God for spiritual blessings, no! It’s an energetic outburst of profuse and exuberant worship. He glorifies the Lord who has blessed us with all supernatural blessings in the heavenly realms. He had the mentality that he was already blessed with all spiritual blessings that exist, and became poetic in praise. This should be your consciousness and cogitation! Be full of praise to God because there’s nothing you don’t have, and there’s nothing you can’t do! You’ve been endowed spiritually with all things, and for all things.
Why did Paul use the phrase “spiritual blessings?” It’s because if you have the “spiritual blessings,” then you have all earthly blessings, because the spiritual gives birth to the physical. The lesser is included in the greater. This world came from the spirit realm. God is a Spirit; so, the spirit-world pre-existed the physical world. Therefore, spiritual blessings are greater than physical blessings, because they’re the ones that give rise to physical blessings.
So, there’s no need to beg God to bless you; instead, become excited and praise Him for already blessing you with all spiritual blessings. He’s given you all things (1 Corinthians 3:21), and made you a partaker of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). He’s made you sufficient in His sufficiency; to be fruitful and productive in every good work. He’s given you His Spirit to lead and guide you in wisdom to fulfil your destiny in Him and be all that He’s ordained you to be. This should be your thinking, testimony, and worship.
Psalm 103:1-5; Galatians 3:7-9; 2 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 3:9
Dear heavenly Father, I worship and extol your Majesty today, for you’ve blessed me with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly realms in Christ. I’m conscious that I’m the conveyor of your blessings, imparting my generation with the blessings of your Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 11:17-57, 2 Kings 13-15
Mark 12:28-34, Numbers 27
Sing to the Lord and bless His holy name for His blessings in your life today.