Given October 24, 2007
I’ve been reading and hearing a lot lately about who I am, what I have, and what I can do as a born-again Christian. The Bible is full of promises made to me, as a believer, that can impact my life and those around me. I’m saved by faith, Ephesians 2:8, I’m a child of God, John 3:1, I have authority over the devil, Luke 10:19, I’m healed, Isaiah 53:5, I can do all things, Philippians 4:13, just to mention a few.
But there’s one promise God has directed me to go a little farther in than just knowing it and declaring it over myself. How many times a day do you meet somebody, say hello, and then they ask, “How are you?” For me, it’s all the time! My answer for years has been, “Great!” or “Wonderful!”. I just didn’t want to say, “Fine.”; that didn’t tell how I really am as a Christian. I’m better than fine!
On this day I read Ephesians 1:3 which said, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ“. That verse says God HAS blessed me, He’s already done it, so I’m blessed! All the time, I’m blessed! So, God directed me, when someone asked me how I was, to say, “I’m blessed!” And that’s what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now.
About half the people I say that to do a double-take and make a comment about what I said. It’s a witness! Sometimes I say, “I’m blessed and so are you.” It’s the truth. We are all blessed and I’m enjoying telling people about it and seeing God get the glory! How are you?