Throughout scripture God has made it clear He desires to bless the people called by His name. One such instance is found in Numbers 22:12. Here the Lord tells a seer named Balaam, who was offered money to curse the Israelites, that he “must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed”.
God reveals His plan is to bring blessing on His people in Jeremiah 29:11 when He says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
As New Testament believers, being grafted into the true vine through Jesus, we are a truly blessed people. Look how the Apostle Paul phrased it in Ephesians 1:3. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
We need to remember God’s definition of blessings is not always the same as society’s definition. A worldly view says if we have a fancy car, a fancy house and plenty of money then we are blessed. A godly definition of being blessed would be a life with peace from God which we cannot buy, and a life with family and friends.
There were common factors that kept back God’s blessings for the children of Israel in scripture and it is the same for us today. These are sin and disobedience.
We need to pray each day for the Holy Spirit to search our hearts, confess any revealed sin and enjoy a life full of the blessings of God.