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One of the most amazing things I see with God is how He is longing to reward me. I mean, how can the one who made the heavens and the universe, who made us and holds everything in His hands, want to reward us? The bible tells us clearly that He does and in this week’s reading, Hebrews 11 v 6, we see that God rewards those who earnestly seek him.
A few weeks ago we saw that the people who used their talents to achieve more got a great reward. They were congratulated and rewarded. This is the heart of our heavenly Father towards us as His children, He wants us to have the best and to give us even more. What an amazing God we serve!
Recently God really spoke to me from Deuteronomy 28 where there is a whole list of amazing blessings that come as we live in obedience to what God says. God gave this list of blessing to the Israelites when He told them to choose life and His way of living instead of going a different way.
I love this list of blessings and here are a few favourites of mine:
I am blessed in the city and blessed in the country – no matter where I am, God says I am blessed!
The work of my hands is blessed – whatever I put my hands to, when I go to work, then it is blessed for me.
I am the head and not the tail, the top and not the bottom – God positions me to succeed and instead of just being in the pack, He makes me rise to the top!
The Lord will grant me abundant prosperity – every part of my life is to live in the overflowing goodness God has stored up for me.
As his child I can declare these blessings over my life because when Jesus died He took the curses and in exchange I got the blessings of heaven. In a way this is a reward but it’s a reward based on something Jesus did (dying for me) and not anything I have actually done!
For the last few months I have been declaring these blessings out over my life, Simone and the children and in particular the school that the children go to. It has been amazing to see how many good reports the children have had, how they have regularly got top marks on spelling tests and been the best in their class. We have seen difficult situations turn around and additional finances start to come in as well.
This list of blessings is one of the rewards that God has lined up for me and as I grab hold of them by believing them and declaring them over my life then I get to live in God’s goodness today!
This week why don’t you join me and declare this list of God’s blessing over your life, your family and your work or school. Believe them and expect to see them happening in your life because I know that as you do the very best reward awaits!