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Blessings and Curses

  • I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread. All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed. Psalms 37:25'26 WEB.

    Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday, and it is not as bad as you thought. Many times throughout my life, I have been worried about what was coming. But when the problem arrived, so did God.

    An unexpected expense comes, then a new way to pay it, all in God's perfect timing. Year after year, He has proven to me that you can trust Him. His help never comes early but appears at the appropriate time. I often find that times of lack are when God is trying to guide me into something new or get my attention.

    God's help arrives on time, and yes, He does care for us. God loves every one of us unconditionally. But if you want to walk in the goodness of God, then love Him back unconditionally. Salvation is a free gift because we could never obtain it on our own. But the blessings of God have always been dependent on our behavior.

    Yes, I know that many may have a problem with this. Many would have you believe that you can walk in the fullness of God's blessings while living like you do not even know Him, but scripture leads me to think otherwise. Our Heavenly Father is not Santa Claus, but even Santa has his naughty and nice list. Consider these scriptures:

    "Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you shall listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day; and the curse, if you shall not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God" (Deuteronomy 11:26).

    "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you" (Exodus 20:12).

    "Also delight yourself in Yahweh, And He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalms 37:4).

    "If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land" (Isaiah 1:19).

    "Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well" (Matthew 6:31).

    "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you" (Luke 6:38).

    Obedience to God's word is imperative to receive His blessings. In each of these scriptures, we have a choice to make that determines what will happen in our life. Jesus did bear our sins on the cross, but we must take up our own cross and follow Him (Matthew 16:24). We still have an active part in this, and if we are willing and obedient, we will eat the good of the land. Who will eat the good of the land? Those who are willing and obedient.

    Summary: If we do not live by His word, we will not live under His blessing (Haggai 1:9). The prodigal son left his Father's house, went out on his own, and nearly starved to death (Luke 15:17).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for all that You have blessed me with. Please teach me Your word and give me the grace to live it daily. I want to be obedient and to eat the good of the land. Teach me how and show me what I need to change in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: 2 Corinthians 6:18: "And, 'I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'" ~ Drum roll please...just kidding you already knew! 'Father Moments/Dad Time' will be our next fun-tastic Father honoring theme. Our themes are wide open for creative interpretation so have fun and give a shout out to a Poppa figure (or two) in your life this week. Have a fantastic Father's day everyone, in full confidence that we are guided by our Heavenly Father, today and always. Enjoy your week as well, God Bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen!
Jun 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jun 21
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 21
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

Jun 21
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jun 21
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jun 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Jun 21

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  Thank you for Your blessings in my life. You take care of all I need. Thank You. AMEN

Jun 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Jun 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, I pray this in Jesus's name, amen. 

Jun 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Jun 21
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jun 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for all that You have blessed me with. Please teach me Your word and give me the grace to live it daily. I want to be obedient and to eat the good of the land. Teach me how and show me what I need to change in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Jun 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

Jun 21
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

   Amen ,!

Jun 21
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord 

Jun 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Yes, Pastor Dion! It is a circle of actions: God blesses me and I share His blessing with others. PTL! Lord, find me faithful. Thank you. Amen!

Jun 21
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Jun 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 21
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jun 21
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! In Your time, Lord, in Your time, and when we least expect it, comes another blessing from You! What a mighty GOD we serve, praise Your holy name forever and ever!!! (h5)

Jun 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for our many blessings. Praise God Amen 

Jun 21
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! God is always with us and He is always willing to listen to our problems and our prayers. We need to always keep God number one in our life, over self, family, desires etc. God wants to be #1 and we must do all we can to make sure we are doing this. We also need to teach our children about God and how to be saved. Teaching our children is our responsibility the scriptures tells us this. If we dont teach our children about God and what they need to believe to be saved the world will teach them not to believe in God and to disobey their parents, teachers and everyone in authority. This is the main reason our world is such a mess right now because people decided to take God out of the schools and not teach their children to put God first in their life. But no matter what is going on in this world today, God is always by our side, He goes before us and stands behind us, if we ask, he will direct our path and He will provide for all of our needs!

Jun 28