How to Receive the Blessings of God

How to Receive the Blessings of God

Sometimes we get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget how to receive the blessings of God. Whether as work-at-home moms, driven professional women, or both, it’s helpful to remember that God longs to lavish us with His blessings each day. But we may first have to learn how to receive His overwhelming goodness.

What Are Blessings from God?

blessings from God

The blessings of God are expressions of His goodness and kindness to us, His children. The ultimate blessing, of course, being the gift of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But the blessings of God do not stop at salvation.

To understand the tender, loving kindness of the heart of God, we look at one of the most popular and widely recognized blessing verses in the bible, Numbers 6:24-26, often referred to as the Priestly Blessing. It goes:

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

I love how the Amplified Classic Edition gives us an even deeper sense of God’s goodness toward us:

The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you;
The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).

How to Receive the Blessings of God Each Day

Years ago, I read Dr. Jerry Savell’s book, Every Day a Blessing Day and it helped me understand what it is to live a truly blessed life. It taught me how to live under an open heaven of blessings each day. Every Day a Blessing Day is a powerful infusion of mind-expanding, faith-exploding teaching to inspire you to expect God’s blessings in every area of your life by putting your trust and faith in God’s promises and being willing to receive the blessing of God even if you don’t’ think you deserve it.

But how do you do that?

Activate the Blessing of God with the Power of Your Words

how to receive the blessings of God

My husband gets a kick out of me because when I hear someone say something negative about themselves, my immediate response is, “Watch your words! Your words are powerful! Say what you want, not what you have.”

He’s heard me say this so much that now as soon as he says something negative, he immediately corrects himself by saying, “I know, my words are powerful.”

In Every Day a Blessing Day, Dr. Savelle discusses the power of your words, and explains it this way:

“If we want to activate the blessing then we must put a demand on it. And the way we do that is with our mouth.

In Proverbs 18:21 we read, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” What does this tell us? It literally means death can be produced by what comes out of our mouth or life can be produced by what comes out of our mouth. Our words are vehicles. They either carry life, or they carry death. The choice is ours.

God said, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing” (Deuteronomy 30:19). Notice how God connects life to the blessing and death to the curse. Life and blessing are on one side, and death and cursing are on the other side.

If life and death are in the power of the tongue, then blessing and cursing are also in the power of the tongue. James confirmed this when he said, “Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not be so.” (James 3:10)

So, if we’re able to produce both blessing and cursing by what comes out of our mouths, then we need to examine what’s coming out of our mouths. (Taken from chapter 8: We Have a Part to Play, pages 140-141)

The Blessings of God Will Overtake You

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When you understand God’s desire to bless you, you’ll find yourself being more intentional about speaking only words of blessing, which will affect every area of your life. God’s Word makes it clear that the primary way we activate the blessing is by decreeing it out of our mouth.

The Bible says, “Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee” (Job 22:28). And, “
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21).

I have come to honor the Word of God with my mouth by seeking to let only words of blessing come out of it.

20 bible verses on the blessings from God to declare over your life each day:

  1. Deuteronomy 28:1-3 – “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.”
  2. Psalm 5:12 – “For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.”
  3. Psalm 20:4 – “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”
  4. Psalm 23:5- “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
  5. Psalm 34:8- “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
  6. Proverbs 10:22 – “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.”
  7. Jeremiah 17:7-8 – “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
How to receive the blessings of God
  1. Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
  2. Luke 6:38- “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  3. 2 Corinthians 9:8 – “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
  4. Ephesians 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
  5. Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  6. 3 John 1:2 – “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
  7. Psalm 29:11 – “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
Blessings of God
  1. Psalm 84:11 – “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
  2. Psalm 115:12-15 – “The Lord has remembered us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron; He will bless those who fear the Lord, both small and great.”
  3. Proverbs 16:20 – “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”
  4. Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
  5. Proverbs 3:33 – “The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the home of the just.”
  6. James 1:17 – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

Conclusion

We live in a world of so much negativity; but God’s Word warns us not to be conformed to the pattern of this world. Instead, we are called to be a light. We spread God’s light by speaking words of blessing. And when we do, we invite the blessing of God into our lives.

I hope this blog post gives you an example of how to receive the blessings of God so you can experience His goodness and mercy in every area of your life. Let God’s Word remind you of His love and care for you. Even if you don’t feel His presence, He is with you always and cares about every little detail of your life.

Expect God’s blessings, activate His blessings with your mouth, and be blessed!

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  1. Hi Patty:
    I have been following you for a while now. I am starting to read more of your blogs. I recently ask God to renew His Holy Spirit in my life and He did. Things make a lot more sense now. I can’t wait to follow more of your posts and learn more about money. I want to learn more about Journaling also.
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