Last month I remember reading in the news about the discovery of a rare blue diamond in a mine in South Africa. It was the size of an acorn and was worth millions of dollars. Previously, other rare diamonds had been found in that same mine which were also very valuable.
I am sure the company that owes the mine is very pleased to have found such riches.
Many people would love to have found such monetary wealth, however, as we have often seen, money and/or material possessions are not something that automatically brings happiness, for many people with such wealth are not happy.
Money is necessary in this life to purchase the things we need, however, many people who “have it all”, money and material wise, often say their life is empty or unfulfilled.
So what good are riches if they don’t bring happiness ?
There are riches that do offer happiness.
They are God’s spiritual blessings in Christ.
As believers, we have many riches in Christ, in fact, scripture tells us that we have “exceeding riches” ! (Ephesians 2:7)
Riches are not just defined as monetary, they can be large amounts of possessions, but not necessarily material possessions.
Riches are also good things that are available to use. Scripture tells us that “every good and perfect gift comes from abpve” (James 1:17)
Therefore, believers have been given many good and perfect gifts, treasures and riches from God, our heavenly Father.
Some of them are the redemption we have through Christ’s shed blood, the forgiveness of sins, the riches of God’s grace and mercy.
They are the blessings of God’s kindness and favor towards us, the peace we have in Christ, and the wisdom, power, and might of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.
God has richly blessed us everything we need daily to live successfully in this world. We are rich in Him. We need nothing more.
So let’s think upon this and stop looking to the world or our flesh for our supply. Let’s begin using the riches God has provided us with. Let’s begin digging deep in His word where we will find golden nuggets of truth that will be even more valuable than any blue diamond ever could be. Let’s walk in the many blessings we have been given and we will soon discover how rich we really are!
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Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He [God] will give you everything you need. –Jesus (Luke 12:31 NLT)
Do you you ever think that perhaps you need something more in your life? Perhaps you feel that you are not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or wealthy enough? Well, I want to let you know today that we Believers, are blessed with more than enough!
One of our riches in Christ is Abundance. God abundantly gives us everything we need to fulfill His plan and purpose for us in this world. Paul says in Ephesians 3:20 that God ” is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power [Holy Spirit] that works in us, “ If we are seeking His kingdom above all else, we will be walking in His Abundant Blessings! And, Abundance is more than enough!
So the next time you start feeling that you aren’t doing enough, or that your life doesn’t amount to enough, remember that in Christ you have been blessed with more than enough to accomplish the plan and purpose God has just for you! All you have to do is start walking in what you have already been given.
The book of Ephesians lists 54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ that you have received and Abundance is just one of those blessings! A Devotional Book titled “54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ” will soon be published. It lists each Blessing, Thoughts on how to walk in that Blessing, a suggested Prayer and a Journal Page to record your thoughts on it all. If you would like to be notified when this book will be available for purchase just EMAIL ME and I will add you to the Book’s Notification List.
Here, in future blog posts, I will be discussing each of the Blessings we have received and how we can claim and walk in them daily. I hope you will visit often or subscribe so you don’t miss out on learning about all the Riches you have received in Christ!
I also invite you to check out Holley Gerth’s Blog post: You Are Enough! Holly shares that in God’s Heart YOU are ENOUGH! http://www.holleygerth.com/heart-to-heart-with-holley/2011/10/4/you-are-enough.html