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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome to the Good Life

Kanye West made a song a while ago entitled, "The Good Life," for the Christian we can transpose that to mean the abundant life.  The one the thing about the abundant life is that it is full of blessings.  Opportunities are nothing more than potential possibilities that God grants for us to blessed. We all start out with a Jeremiah 29:11 blessing over our life.  No, I am not here to tell you that the road will be easy actually the context of the chapter suggest anything but that. The point is that God has a good plan to bless you and in fact God delights in blessing you.  There some blessings that are no strings attached i.e. waking you up, activity of your limbs, and being placed in your right mind.  However the abundant life blessings requires a couple things:

  1. Obedience unlocks the abundant life blessings.  When you are obedient God will unlock blessings that you will not believe.  Trust me I learn this lesson the hard way!
  2. Faithfulness unlocks the abundant life blessings.  When you are faithful to God he will be faithful to you. Faithfulness is a magnet for God's blessings.
The motivation for obedience nor faithfulness should not be to be blessed as God cannot be manipulated and can discern one's heart.  These two things are like a key is to a door they give you access to blessings.  So what are you going to do the next time opportunity (potential to be bless) knocks at your door? If you answer it with obedience and faithfulness God will respond by saying, “Welcome to the Good Life.”

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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