Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 9, 2012

Blessed

Filed under: Bible,devotion,God's Word,Jesus,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:45 am
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Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Jesus said this in response to a woman who said it was His mother who was blessed. He said those who hear the word of God and obey are the ones who are blessed. Sometimes we think we would be so blessed if we were in the physical presence of Jesus and could really look into His face. He says the blessing comes from hearing and obeying God. We are each given the ability to hear and obey God the moment we accept His Son, Jesus, as our Lord and Savior, confessing we are sinners, receiving forgiveness and receiving His Holy Spirit into our hearts and minds. As we learn to walk in obedience and hear Him speak within us, we learn we are blessed. We can look into His face every time we look into the face of another believer. We do this by looking in the love of God at each other. We miss it because we look critically or jealously at other believers rather than looking with and through God’s love. When we feel inadequate in and of ourselves we want to see others critically. As we walk with God we realize we are inadequate in and of ourselves. It is only to the degree that we allow God to flow through us that we find adequacy. Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” This is so true. Our question is are we willing to hear and obey and allow God’s Holly Spirit to flow through us enabling us to do all things through Him? Let’s get on our knees, confess our inadequacy, accept our inadequacy and ask Him to flow through us and love through us.

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