July 19, 2022
- Romans 4:7
- Mark 2
- Galatians 3:29
- Galatians 3:9
- Romans 14:22
- Galatians 3:13
- Genesis 24:1
Today’s Thought: I Don’t Deserve To Be Blessed (After All I’ve Done Wrong).
With Bishop Ronald K. Powell
The battles of life are won or lost between our ears. It’s in our heads.
Satan understands that the root to everything in our lives is what we think about. That’s why he fights so much to fill your mind with wrong thinking. But we have declared war on wrong thinking!
Today, we’re fasting from the thought that says:
“I’m not worthy. I don’t deserve to be blessed (after all I’ve done wrong).”
I can’t be the only who has heard this thought. The below steps take us deeper in our freedom from guilt.
1. Stop focusing on your “wrongs,” and focus on His “rights.”
We’ve all done enough wrong in life, to send us straight to hell. But God doesn’t judge us based on our right or wrong. He judges us based on what Jesus did right. We just need to believe it.
2. He doesn’t bless us because we deserve it.
He blesses us because He promised He would. This will free you when you know that God is a God of promise. Genesis 17:1 says, “I will bless you and multiply you and make you exceedingly fruitful.”
3. Blessing flows when you believe you are forgiven.
Romans 4:7 says, “Blessed are they whose sins are forgiven.” This is amazing! Putting your faith in God’s forgiveness is the gateway to blessing in your life. That’s why Jesus said to the paralytic man, whose friends lowered him through the roof, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” THEN He said, “Take up your pallet and walk.” You see, the blessing of healing was the RESULT of BELIEVING HIS SINS WERE FORGIVEN. (Mark 2)
4. Jesus IS WORTHY of God’s blessing, and you are IN HIM.
Galatians 3:29 says, “If we belong to Christ, we are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:9 says, “Those who are of faith are blessed…”
5. Stop condemning yourself.
STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE. Romans 14:22 says, “Blessed (happy) is the man who does not condemn himself.”
6. He took the curse so you could take the blessing!
He deserves to see you blessed, because of what He went through to take your curse! “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us… on the cross…that the blessing of Abraham might come on us through Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 3:13)
THINK IT & SAY IT:
I take my eyes off all that I have done wrong, and put my eyes on all that He has done right for me.
He blesses me because He promised that He would, therefore I expect to be blessed coming in and blessed coming out.
I choose to believe I am forgiven, and therefore BLESSING FLOWS. I belong to Christ; therefore, I am blessed with Abraham. Genesis 24:1 says, Abraham was blessed IN ALL THINGS – therefore that’s what I expect.