A few days ago, I was meditating on the word. . .when three words came to my mind.
BLESSED, BROKEN and MULTIPLIED
The Lord directed me to start searching His word. . .as He directed I looked. . .truthfully, for a part of this teaching. . .I was just typing with my eyes closed as He was directing my thoughts into keystrokes on my laptop.
The first thing He said was. . .”let my children know that I want them ‘BLESSED.’”
What does it mean in the natural to be “blessed?” According to the Roget’s New Millennium Thesaurus” the word blessed has 24 entries: as a noun, a verb and an adjective. To be blessed in the human sense is to be:
“happy, blissful, contented, fortunate, joyful, redeemed, saved, welcome, commendable, to be privileged, to possess, to not be in lack, need or want and to be favored.”
In the context of this teaching, the word blessed will mean to not be in lack and to be favored.
The very first thing that God said to Adam and Eve was not. . .
go to church every Sunday,
read your Bible, pray or support world missions although all of these are wonderful. The first thing He said is found in Genesis 1:22:
“And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”
Have you had someone say bless you. . .after you sneezed? That’s nice but let me tell you what’s really spectacular.
In Genesis 12:3 our Heavenly Father explains what His blessing is all about: