Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why do some struggle while others walk in God's blessing?

We are the ones who determine which group we're going to be in – either with the group experiencing the blessing or with the group that is not.

According to Scripture, God's Word, living in God's blessing is the result of our choice.

It's our choice - it's based on the decisions we make.

The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the just. Proverbs 3:33 (NKJV)

According to this Scripture, how we choose to live our lives determines whether or not we experience the continual flow of His blessing. If you choose to be wicked, you will live under the curse. If you choose to be just, you will live under the blessing.

Keeping His Word is more than just knowing what it says, it's doing it! It's living by it! It's giving it first place in your life and making it final authority.

But once again, the key was and still is – obedience.

If you want to experience more of God's blessing, what area of your life do you need to be more obedient in? If you are asking for more blessing, maybe God is asking for more obedience.

God desires His blessing to be manifested in every area of your life. We are told in Proverbs 14:11 that "the upright shall flourish." Flourish means to be productive, to achieve success and to continually prosper!

To obey is to comply with whatever God's Word says to do. It is literally submitting to His authority. Obedience isn't something you can "try out" for a few weeks or months. It requires consistency.

Having the blessing on your house doesn't mean that you'll never have adversity – what it does mean is that it will not triumph over you!