Music written by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes and performed by Don Ives.
The word Blessing, “Berakah” in Hebrew, is used 70 times in the Old Testament. But what does it MEAN to be Blessed by God?
To be Blessed by God means that “God is FOR you” (Romans 8:31). It’s His FAVOR, wisdom, protection, abundance, ability, grace, joy, freedom, peace – all resting upon you and whatever you put your hand to.
The ancient Hebrew saw God’s Blessing as an ANNOINTING. Jacob wrestled God Himself and refused to let go until he received God’s Blessing. The ancient Hebrews believed God’s Blessing meant they were ANNOINTED to WIN and EMPOWERED to OVERCOME.
The ancient Hebrew understood that God’s Blessings were not only for one’s lifetime but for GENERATIONS. In Genesis 17:7 God said to Abraham, “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.”
To be Blessed by God is to be LED by Him in your life’s work. Psalm 90 says, “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
To be Blessed is to be CHOSEN by Him. Indeed, Jesus Himself said in John 15:16, You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
HOW do we receive God’s Blessing?
Like Abraham, God desires to BLESS each one of His own, and our families, and our children, and their children for generations. Indeed, the GREATEST BLESSING that we can receive is the gift of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus, who gave paid the ultimate price so that we too could become one of God’s own (John 3:16).
Oh, friend, how God desires to Bless your life through the gift of His Son Jesus. How He longs to bless your family, and your children, and your children’s children… How He wants to be there, FOR YOU, in the morning… and the evening. In times of weeping… and rejoicing. How He wants to Bless you and keep you; to make His Face shine upon you and give you peace. My friend, receive Jesus today. And be Blessed. Because God is FOR you. He is FOR you. Because He loves you.