Bible Blessings and Promises for You
The Bible is full of promises of blessings from God. Material blessings, spiritual blessings, blessings on earth, blessings on heaven…You are promised incredible blessings. In fact, the Bible promises you overflowing blessings! God says he will give you blessings and they will be abundant.
“My cup overflows with blessings.” (Psalm 23:5)
The image of an overflowing cup was a very powerful symbol in the ancient world. Hosts would use the cup as a way of sending a message to their guests. If the cup stayed full a guest would know that he was welcome to continue the visit. If however the cup was left empty it was a sign that it was getting late and the guest should prepare to leave.
But, if the host really enjoyed his guests company he would fill the cup until it overflowed and the liquid ran down the table. Isn’t that amazing! According to Psalms 23, God enjoys blessing you so much that he can’t help but let our cup keep overflowing.
God is literally pouring down blessings on your life! But, depending on the day, week, month, or year you are currently having you might be thinking, “Yes, thank you Lord!” Or you might be thinking, “Blessings, me? Yeah, right.” Let’s challenge our assumptions today and look a couple of overflowing blessings God says He has given you in abundance, Grace and Prayer.
The Blessing of Grace
Grace means that there is nothing we can do to make God love us more and there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. God’s love comes to us free of charge. We don’t deserve it and we can do nothing to earn it. God freely sent his son to die for us so that we would have the opportunity to spend eternity with him in heaven. No questions asked. All you have to do is believe.
Maybe you worry that God’s cup of mercy will run out. Or, that his grace will run dry, Maybe you fear that some mistakes are just too big for grace. These are common fears, but the Bible is full of examples of men and women who failed horribly, committed awful sins, and lived lives that would make a sailor blush, but God poured his grace on them. You have nothing to fear! God’s mercy will not run out!!
King David committed adultery and then had a man killed to hide it. Moses had a horrible temper. The apostle Paul was a murderer. But, even with his past, Paul was confident in God’s mercy and abundant grace when he wrote these words, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly.” (I Timothy 1:14) Your cup overflows with grace.
The Blessing of Prayer
Another blessing you are promised is the blessing of prayer. Now you may not think prayer should be considered a blessing, but it is! The Bible is a book of prayers. In fact, there are over 660 recorded prayers in the Bible. God wants you to take the blessing of prayer seriously.
Prayer is powerful and our only direct source of communication with God. I am grateful for the people in my life who don’t just say they will pray for me, but actually do it. There was a time in my life when my husband and I were separated and on the verge of divorce. If it wasn’t for people who were willing to pray for us we would not be where we are today. Prayer is an incredibly powerful blessing. It changes your life and it changes the lives of the people you have a privilege to pray for.
How Wet is Your Table?
Grace and prayer are just two blessings out of so many that God has promised to overflow you with. But, let me ask you a question, “How wet is your table?” Do you look around you and see cups half full, or maybe empty, or do you see cups of spilling over with overflowing blessings. God wants your cup to overflow! You just have to be willing to receive it. Un-clench your fists and open up your hands to accept the blessings. He wants to bless you richly and desires you to know the fullness of his grace. Hold out your cups and watch the blessings overflow!