HOW TO BE BLESSED AS A CHRISTIAN
We’ve all heard somebody state, “I’ve been blessed by God,” for the most part, according to progress, wellbeing, family, riches, or a vocation. We’ve even heard competitors state this in the wake of dominating a major match. We, as a whole, need to be under God’s favor.
The basic comprehension of being honored by God is that He gives us beneficial things. In this regard, we can say that God’s favoring is on everybody, adherents, and unbelievers the same.
Be that as it may, does God’s favoring relate just to material things? Despite the fact that these are incorporated thinking about God’s favoring as essentially material things seriously constrains our comprehension of what is in God’s heart for us as devotees. So what is the more full significance of being honored by God?
To Be Blessed Means …
One of my most loved passages in the Scriptures is the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12, in which Jesus mentions what blessing means. It’s definitely not what comes to my mind when I realize I’m blessed, or when I’m trying to bless others.
When we live ego-centered lives, we can never be happy. We could be tricked into believing that we’re happy for a while, but it will inevitably fold in on us as real happiness can only be found in a relationship with our Creator. Only the One who has made us realize what can make us truly happy and fulfilled in life. To achieve some lasting contentment in life, we have to get to the end of ourselves and the beginning of Christ. And that can only happen through divine revelation and redemption by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. It is the “pearl of great value” (Matthew 13:46), worth selling to gain it all. And in the end, it’s the formula for true happiness.
How can we be blessed?
We deserve nothing as fallen sinners but punishment and curse, definitely not a blessing. Our good deeds or actions will never make us “blessed,” but only the grace of God. He bore the curse on the cross that was upon all humanity and died a painful death. We wretched sinners will now receive God’s grace by faith in Jesus, because of Christ’s redemptive work on the cross for us.
God’s unique reasons are given for extra blessings (the original word in the Bible translated into English as “blessed” means “happy”). In all 9 beatitudes, from the 5th chapter of Matthew in The Bible (in the New Testament), this happiness/blessedness is presented. Jesus Christ spoke with his twelve apostles, with hundreds of followers and an audience listening to their opinions.
Jesus didn’t say the first seven gifts were only for one people’s ethnicity or just for his followers. Yet for all who suffer for Jesus’ sake, the eighth blessing (happy result) was the last. Each of the eight blessings begins with the word “Blessed,” blessed is the beatitude for your ways of being. Healthy attitude. An attitude is a straightforward “point of view.” “The Beatitudes” tell you that the blessings of God are great rewards for the right attitudes that He has taught you in the Bible.
Yes, Jesus said that if you display positive attitudes — explained here — then as mentioned in the scriptures, you “will” be blessed in the following ways. He offers His unique gifts of the Spirit, and also offers the very gift of faith itself to show you His love and presence — all loving each other through both spiritual and physical blessings between you and your Father. Living in the will of God opens to you His storehouse of blessings to pour out upon you.
- Be Humble, as Jesus said: “ Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)
- Repent, be sorry for your wrongdoings, take responsibility, and be able to improve for good. “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.“(Matthew 5:4)
- In this delight, Jesus puts an incentive on despondency and contrition obviously that would help the languishing of others and melancholy over your own blemishes.
- Ordinary exercises of life don’t bring genuine, dislike confidence, expectation, and God’s Love does. Day by day life may leave you thinking: “If just I had ____” (fill in the clear); it leaves you feeling your second thoughts, for what has been lost: lost harmony, happiness, trust – and you may end up with “a messed up soul” – a stinging demeanor about existence.
- Regret your previous sins, for example, your harms to other people – and the time that you may have been against God or disregarding the will and commandment of God. Excusing others expels childishness and the blame of “narcissistic” life.
- So He lets you acknowledge absolution. Your blame is evacuated through God’s elegance. You are honored, and you realize God is genuine.
- Seek good ways with an appetite for righteousness. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.“(Matthew 5:6)
- Majority of individuals envision themselves unadulterated. You’ve never heard, “I did that to be mean and silly.” Doing any irate or vindictive act is humiliating when your mix-ups become open.
- You have to settle on exemplary options for the good of your own. It makes life simpler.
- Guilt and human instinct makes your spirit “craving and thirst” for right decisions and routine exemplary nature, simply like when you state, “I need something to eat and drink, presently!” Also, incorporated with you is an appetite of righteousness.
- Righteousness is the food and even drink of your otherworldly wellbeing: liberated from blame, disgrace, and sin: rely upon God’s guarantee to develop his exemplary nature in you.
- Show mercy. “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”(Matthew 5:7)
- You don’t have to utilize total sentences in your petitions – simply state “Thank You Lord!”; “Mercy…”, or essentially converse with Him, “God…” or something like, “Goodness, God…”. God is kind and “will show leniency toward whom he will show kindness” (sympathy).
- Jesus attached your getting God’s leniency with your offering kindness to other people. The more leniency you give out, the more you will get – “as you sow, so will you reap.” You see that your benevolence brings reward.
- Be pure in heart. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”(Matthew 5:8)
- Do any well-known radio, TV, syndicated programs, motion pictures that think about immaculateness and celibacy as amusement exist? Immaculateness is found by focusing on and devoting to right things in your life, by God’s will and reason. In any case, understand that Jesus stated, ” Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.(Matthew 7:5) – which calls attention to that one needs to not pass judgment on others’ practices, or be a charlatan.
- Your caring God will remunerate you in his quality by profound methods. So it lets you “see” God, liberated from the contamination of stirred up wants in contemplations, words, and deeds.
- Seeking God: acknowledging him as your Father (by being in His essence) is the gift guaranteed in this delight.
- Be a peacemaker, and be particularly honored! “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God..“(Matthew 5:9)
- Peace is a decent thought, as long as you get your direction; however, it’s more than that. It begins at home: Love your significant other… – and have individual harmony and love in Jesus. That begins by not returning evil for evil. He stated, Turn the other cheek. Do what is asked of you and pardon one another.
- Love unequivocally – regarding the difference as one might want to be dealt with, if the two jobs were out of nowhere turned around: So, be benevolent to your adversary. Never blow up – simply let vengeance stop now! Antagonistic vibe stops with you – incomprehensible? No! He enables you. Harmony might be found by accomplishing something as straightforward as giving a troublesome individual a pleasant new pencil, a bundle of chips, or a coupon for a free sandwich if that bodes well.
- His effortlessness is adequate; pass it on. God “walks” with you, managing your life as you walk in his way.
- Your Heavenly Father can give you what your heart/center wants (profound, right inclination), satisfying genuine needs by his beauty and through your confidence. Peacemaking carries God with His tranquility and agreement into your life.
- Acknowledge prosecution. “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“(Matthew 5:10)
- Some awful news- – “abuses,” on the off chance that you are noble – however, don’t stress! You will be honored with the advantages of the Kingdom of Heaven, in the event that you are bugged on the grounds that your life is in Christ and his freshness of life is in you.
- Well, you are extraordinary – on the off chance that you are in Christ. This compromises the individuals who don’t comprehend life’s premise: profound life. You have put God first; thus, your viewpoint is by all accounts insane to other people who don’t concur.
- Acknowledge mistreatment. ” Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”(Matthew 5: 11)
- This resembles individuals brutally condemning (chiding) you as a result of you confessing Jesus Christ as your Lord.
- “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.“(Matthew 5: 12)
- Yes, He says you should rejoice that you suffer afflictions for the sake of Christ.
- So, celebrate through your difficulties and through your shortcoming – for in Him, you are made solid (that is another gift), and you have an incredible prize in Heaven.
Unmet wants keeps us on our knees and causes us to strip the Bible for God’s promises. Agony and misfortune change us. While they once in a while disentangle us, they can likewise push us to a more profound existence with God than we at any point thought conceivable. They make us rest in God alone.
In torment and misfortune, we long for Presence. We long to realize that God is for us and with us and in us. Incredible families, money related riches, and great wellbeing are for the most part, brilliant endowments we can express gratitude toward God for; however, they are not HIS most noteworthy favors. They may make us enchant, not in God, however, in his endowments.
God’s most prominent gift consistently rests in God himself. At the point when we have that, we are genuinely blessed.