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Experiencing God’s blessing
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The Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 1: 3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

Blessings come to us in different ways.

As believers we do receive spiritual blessings, which we receive through a sense of peace, joy, and the anticipation of heaven. Also, there are times when we can have a deep of emotion that thrills our soul. We can’t depend on feelings, because they come and go, but there are those times when God’s blessings do affect our feelings.

Several years ago, I was on a mission trip to Puerto Rico and was sitting in the church during an evening worship service. There was a lot of singing and several testimonies of which I understood very little since they were in Spanish. For some reason that evening I sensed that I was in a heavenly atmosphere and found myself weeping with joy during a lot of this service that went on for at least 3 hours. There have only been a few times in my life where this has happened in that proportion, but I imagine heaven will be that joy-filled for eternity.

Blessings also come with what is known as fellowship.

This is where we get to join with others of like faith and actually enjoy being around each other. We have common goals and interests and learn to love each other like family. Blessings also come as a fulfillment of God’s promises to always meet our financial needs. He never promises to make us rich with possessions but always makes a way for us to have our basic needs met. Most of us will have to admit that we are blessed with much more than we need or deserve.

Our problem is not the receiving of God’s blessings but rather on us thanking Him for them.

This is exactly what Paul is doing in the passage we mentioned earlier as he starts out with, “Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” If you are a Christian, you ought to thank and praise Him today and every day, and if you are not, He is waiting with open arms to save you and to bless you.

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