And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.      Deuteronomy 28:2

When you walk in fellowship with God, you do not have to ask Him to bless you. He wants to bless you! Just as you enjoy surprising someone you love with unexpected gifts, God delights in giving you His gifts in times and ways that you might never expect. God’s blessings often come in the midst of your everyday life–an encouraging telephone call in the middle of a busy morning or a letter you receive at the end of a hard day. A friend may drop by to help when you are overwhelmed, or you may receive unexpected financial help at a time of need. Often, God’s blessings do not come in spectacular ways but in the ordinary busyness of your life. They come just when you most need an expression of God’s love.

Blessings come as a result of obedience. When you walk closely with the Lord, blessings will come, regardless of whether you seek them. Blessings from your obedience will also come to those around you–to your children and to your grandchildren. Solomon enjoyed vast wealth during his reign, but God’s blessing upon him came largely as a result of his father David’s obedience in the previous generation. God promised Abraham that his obedience would bring blessing to all the families of the earth (Gen. 12:2-3).

Do not take God’s gifts for granted. When you receive an unexpected blessing, thank God for His continuing love and be alert to recognize the next time His blessing overtakes you!

  1. November 20

    Hear believe and obey! The set time is now, so live!

  2. November 20

    My wife and I started the devotion one year ago and since then she has given her heart to the Lord, become trained in Evangelism Explosion’s Share Your Faith and Equip America ministry and is now training to be on mission with her indigenous people of NW Alaska through the Weavers and Hope for Kids. I thank God for the ministry of the Blackaby family and team. This book has caused a resurgence in our lives and community. We have given out over 60 devotions to our ring of prayer partners and keep placing them in places where we meet others. We are praying about putting one in every hotel that we can place them like the Gideon’s ministry. Be encouraged and fear not fellow believers because God is not done with us yet. May God bless America and Israel this holiday season. God bless the Inupiaq’ Eskimo peoples of the Arctic.

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