Friday, March 22, 2013

Blessings-Friday Freedom


“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints," ~Ephesians 1:18

If you are a true Christian, then you have been blessed greatly by the Lord. You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Here Paul is praying for our enlightenment. Now that we have been blessed, we must seek God in the Spirit to understand exactly what those blessings are and how they apply to our lives (this means we have to study!). God’s people miss out on His best because we are too worldly-minded. But there are things that God has done for you that can not be affected by anything that happens on earth. Christ has redeemed you, given you new life, indwelled you with His Spirit, prepared good works for you, prepared a spiritual inheritance for you to receive, and the list goes on and on.

“Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.
...
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
...
When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.”

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