Psalm 68:19 reads, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” (KJV)
God’s benefits are neither few nor light; they are copious. They aren’t intermittent or dispensed to his favorite children. He doesn’t have favorites. He imposes benefits upon his children daily simply because he loves us. The Father carries us day by day as a father his child, or a shepherd his lambs; and so he does from the womb even to the sunset of life.
Let us consider what God has done for man. He has given man a world in which to live. He has provided life to enjoy, air to breathe, an earth to tread upon, fire to warm and water to cool and cleanse. He has provided clothes to cover the body, food to nourish, sleep to refresh the body, homes for shelter and a variety of creatures to serve and delight man.
Now let us consider what he has done for the believer. He has made the believer an ambassador of his cause and dominion over all of the earth. He blessed the believer with all spiritual blessings, with an abundance of grace and brand new mercy every morning. He has enlivened the believer with by his spirit, righteousness for clothing and redemption by the blood of Jesus.
Jesus became vile to make us glorious, a curse to invest blessings in us and stripes on his back that we might experience spiritual; emotional and physical healing. He gave his live that we might have eternal life.
As you journey on this Christian pilgrimage you’ll encounter situations that warrant murmuring and complaining. But just before you bring credence to that discomforting situation consider the fact that Good has loaded you daily with benefits.
He has given you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. He has given you peace in exchange for confusion, a guiding light in the midst of darkness and strength for weakness. He has given you living water for a thirsty soul, and the bread of life for a hungry soul and intimacy in exchange for isolation. He has provided provision for your visions. He also blessed you to reap a harvest from a field you didn’t sow into.
Give him thanks. We serve the only wise, true and living God who loads his children daily with benefits.
Have a Purpose Driven Month.
P.S. Always remember--Worship is a lifestyle, not a momentary experience.
Rev. Craig A. Brown is known for his passion for the presence of our Lord. Having been active as an Interim Pastor, Praise & Worship Leader, Songwriter, Musician and Worship Seminar Clinician, his priority is that of his first calling to minister the word of our Lord. Rev. Brown was ordained an Elder in the Church Of God In Christ and attends Maranatha Christian Center in San Jose, CA, Pastor Dr. Tony Williams. After matriculating at San Diego State University and Shiloh Bible College, he founded Word-Song Ministries and Ministry Solutions Group where he is President and CEO.
To schedule a ministry or consultation appointment, please contact Rev. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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