When people think of blessings, the physical pleasantries in life usually come to mind. But how many people really stop and think of the spiritual blessings they have? The privilege of knowing Yahweh and having Him always there when we need Him, having brothers and sisters in the faith, the ability to pray and read scripture are all blessings that we sometimes take for granted.
Happiness is a blessing as we see in Psalm128:1, How happy are those who fear Yahweh—all who follow His ways! And again in Psalm 146:5, Happy are those who have the Elohim of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in Yahweh their Elohim.
Turn to Jeremiah 17: 7,Blessed are those who trust in Yahweh and have made Yahweh their hope and confidence. The way to true happiness is to live your life focused on Yahweh. It will bring joy to Him, and bring you many blessings!
While worldly success and prosperity can happen to us, they are not the most common blessings from Yahweh. Peace, comfort, joy, fellowship with Yahweh, hope, and the promise of eternal life are much more lasting when it comes to blessings!
We must strive to also become a blessing to others. We see in Galatians 6:9, Don’t get tired of doing good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
So how can we bless others? Take a look at 2 Corinthians 2: 14, Thanks be to Yahweh, who made us his captives and leads us along in Yahshua’s triumphal procession. Now wherever we go he uses us to tell others about Yahweh and to spread the evangel like a sweet perfume.
We must actively encourage each other with the wonderful news that Yahshua brought. This world and its evil system will be changed. Satan will be bound and no longer torment us. Look at Romans 1: 11-12, I long to visit you so I can share a spiritual blessing with you that will help you grow strong in the Master. I’m eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to each other.
When you are feeling depressed or discouraged, try this exercise: Take a piece of paper and write down a list of all your blessings no matter how big or small. Then go before Yahweh in prayer and thank Him for all the things on your list one by one. Most people feel much better by the end of their prayer. Sometimes seeing one’s blessings on paper then verbalizing them makes one realize that things could be so much worse.
Finally, read Numbers 6:24-26, May Yahweh bless you and protect you. May Yahweh smile on you and be gracious to you. May Yahweh show you his favor and give you His peace.