… the blessing!
God does not simply bless us
… because He said that He would bless us,
… or because we pray great prayers,
God blesses us because we are His children.
We don’t walk in God’s blessings
… because of the promises in His Word.
We walk in God’s blessings
… because we are living according to His will,
… because we are obeying His Word.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
Deuteronomy 20 2
In fact it is all about the heart.
Jesus, in the parable of the prodigal son, made this comparison,
The prodigal son was not blessed
… because he asked the Father to bless him,
but he was blessed because he came home to the Father.
The older brother, although the blessing was his,
… thought he would be blessed because of what he did,
thus never walked in the blessings that were his,
… because he never knew the heart of the Father,
As Jesus told His disciple.
It is not about the promises and what you can do
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6 33