Thursday, July 14, 2011

Daily Devotion for 7/14/11 Blessing Comes By Association

Good Afternoon Everyone! Here's today's devotion

Today's Topic: Blessing Comes by Association
Scripture Text: Genesis 30:27

"The Lord has blessed me for your sake"

There is a principle in the Bible you need to learn if you are to enjoy God's best in your life: Blessing comes by association! The Bible says: "He who walks with wise men will be wise" (Proverbs 13:20) The story of Israel entering the promised land teaches us that we can keep company with people like Joshua and Caleb and go in and possess it, or hang around with the other ten spies who believed it couldn't be done and die in the wilderness. When Joseph entered Potiphar's house, he brought great blessings with him. When he went to Pharaoh's palace, the entire nation prospered. When Jacob wanted to return home to his own family, Laban, his father -in-law, said, "Please stay...for I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake."

The Phillipian Church had a long partnership with Paul in spreading the Gospel. They supported him financially and he ministered to them spiritually. He writes: "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" (Phillipians 1:3-5) And what was their reward? Paul says: "All of you share in God's grace with me" (Phillipians 1:7) This word "grace" simply means "all of God you'll ever nee, for every situation you'll ever face." How wonderful!

Paul got it from Jesus, and the Phillipians got it from Paul. Learn to recognize those walk in the blessing of God and get as close to them as you can. Blessing comes by association!

Thought of the day: So who's in your close circle?

God is in the blessing business!

Love ya!

:: LA ::

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