Blessings for a New Year

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. -Ephesians 1:3

Blessings come in all shapes, sizes, and packaging. We can easily see and often acknowledge the physical and financial gifts and graces the Lord so generously bestows on those who are His. From the outside, it may look like a cosmic vending machine where we feed our goodness and obedience into the slot, and blessings tumble and drop automatically into our waiting hands. But it’s not that way at all. It is not an equal exchange in any way. God blesses when we try. He blesses at times when we fail. He blesses when we need hope, comfort, or encouragement just to carry on. The spiritual blessings we receive from His hand give us the means to share, the strength to walk, and the vision to see heaven on earth and Heaven that awaits.

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