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Published 6:53 pm Thursday, July 7, 2011
By REV. ADREN BIVINS
Laymen Brotherhood second Chance Outreach
We together Americans room blessed every day and we need to be thankful and also humble.
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On July fourth as i performed the invocation in ~ the boat Basin, thousands of people of all ages, races, genders and also backgrounds were there. As I looked up to Heaven, I said to God “thank you for the blessing.”
As the lady sang the national Anthem, and also as the Pledge that Allegiance was recited, i remember looking to the sky and also saying thank you God because that this day, a day we have never checked out before and never will watch again. I additionally thanked God for his people as i looked out among everyone sitting so attentively. These room all blessings from our father in Heaven.
A lot of of meanings describe blessings.
Bless originates from the native “Barak,” which way to kneel and thus come bless. Watch Chronicles II chapter 6:13, Psalm 95:6, Genesis 27:33, Exodus 18:10, Deuteronomy 24:8, Ruth 4:14 and also Psalm 68:19.
God go not only bless men, yet He likewise blesses women, number 23:20, Psalm 109:28, Isaiah 61:9.
Persons might additionally bless one another, (Genesis 27:33).
In the new Testament, the word bless method fortunate or happy. Blessed shows up in the brand-new Testament 88 times. The Beatitude in Matthew 5:3-11, which to be the Sermon ~ above the Mount, began with “blessed.”
A couple of weeks ago, our Laymen Outreach Ministry obtained a blessing native the Lord v a regional company. Our old van was at the suggest of mechanical failure, however God had actually an point of view watching the end for us, someone who I did not know. We got a 2002 van. God knew what us needed. Each and also every day, ns pray come the lord to bless me for this reason I can be a blessing to someone else. To God we provide all the glory! We likewise thanked the company immeasurably, which gave us the van. As soon as we get blessings, it is not about us, that is all around God and we have to keep working for the Lord.
In Genesis 12: 1-3, God told Abram he would certainly bless him, bless those that bless him and also whoever curses Abram, God would curse.
We have to be careful, just how we law a guy or mrs of God.
First Chronicles 16:22 tells us, touch no my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm. We must treat everyone right, regardless of exactly how they act us.
The holy bible tells us do not usage blessings to admire others (Kings II 20:12-19).
Nehemiah 9:35 tells united state not come let blessings reason us to forget God, because he is the one that made it every possible.
Another Biblical meaning for blessings is happiness, favor, worship or heavenly reward.
Proverbs 10:22 tell us the blessings of the Lord carry wealth, and he included no sorry through it. Our key objective is to conserve souls. We are blessed every day as soon as we wake up up in the morning in our ideal mind. As soon as we retire because that bed each night and get a relaxed night sleep without any kind of harm comes to us, we space blessed.
I say thanks to the lord for life, health and also strength. Occasionally we have to have a Damascus road experience choose Saul before we can obtain blessed. Saul to be knocked down and also blinded for three days before he was blessed.
Some of ours eyes room opened, however we are still spiritually blind. Occasionally we have to go with hardships in bespeak to it is in blessed. God’s blessing comes v a price and also that is to be obedient, work-related hard and also sacrifice. God has actually no respect the persons, what he does for one; that can additionally do because that another. God loves us through an everlasting love and also wants the ideal for his children.
Who God blesses, no man have the right to curse, and who God curses no man deserve to bless.
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The Rev. Adren Bivins Sr., a clergy, is the founder the Laymen Brotherhood second Chance Outreach center Inc., a non-profit Bainbridge organization. He can be reached by call (229) 465-3752 or 416-0476.