What Blessings?

Sunday, January 12, 1997

Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

When I feel low because of life situations, or the coffee cup is empty, or the grandchildren are such children, and the pension cheque doesn't stretch to meet all my wants… and when my memory recalls words like, Blessed are you … Well! What Blessings? I found a list in a book written by Max Lucado, "In The Grip of Grace" and if you ever feel low, maybe you will be able to recall some of this list of blessings that I wish to share with you now.

You are beyond condemnation (Romans 8:1).
You are delivered from the law (Romans 7:6).
You are delivered from the power of evil (Colossians 1:13).
You are a member of his kingdom (Colossians 1:13).
You are justified (Romans 5:1).
You are perfect (Hebrews 10:14).
You have been adopted (Romans 8:15).
You have access to God at any moment (Ephesians 2:18).
You are a part of his priesthood (1 Peter 2:15).
You will never be abandoned (Hebrews 13:5).
You have an imperishable heritage (1 Peter 1:4).
You are a partner with Christ in life (Colossians 3:4)

    privilege (Ephesians 2:6),
    suffering (2 Timothy 2:12),
    and service (1 Corinthians 1:19).

You are a member of his body (1 Corinthians 12:13).
You are a dwelling place of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19).
You are given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world (Ephesians 1:3).

And I have to think, What blessings?
What blessings indeed!

Prayer: Great and wonderful God, thank you for all your blessings. Grant that I may be a blessing to others. Amen.

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