Summary: A call on Christians to please God with their lives for God to bless them
ATTRACTING THE BLESSINGS YOU HAVE NOT ASKED FOR.
Olusola Oyewole, Divine Heights Bible Church, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Dear reader, this message is being presented so that we can be what we are supposed to be before God Almighty. I need to let you know that God is real. God is a loving God and God is interested in the affairs of your life. God is a Father, who cares for His children. God wants you and I to please Him with the way we live this life that He has given unto us. If you please your earthly father, there are things he can do to reciprocate your good behaviour, without your asking. The same is true of our Almighty Father. There is a life you can live, for God to start to bless you in some very special ways.
There are some important questions that will be addressed in this message. For example, “what kind of life can you live for God, your Father, to bless you in a marvelous way”?. How can you live your Christian life, that even before you utter a prayer, God would have answered?.What type of a person must you be or how can you live close to God in such a way, that blessings will be pursuing your life without struggling?. These are some of the questions that serious Christians will ask if they think deep about the story of King Solomon as recorded in 1 Kings 3 vs. 9-13 “Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of yours. The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon has asked this thing. Then God said to him: Because you have asked this thing and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice. Behold, I have done according to your words, see I have given you a wise and understanding heart so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked for….…”
Beloved, can this King Solomon’s story be true? Can God look at you and say, “that which you have not asked for I have given you?”. Is it possible for God to bless you, without your labouring for hours in prayers?. Can you please God with the type of things that you ask in your prayers, in such a way that God, will not only answer your prayers, but will go beyond your prayers to grant you other things that you have not asked for?. Dear reader, all these are possible. Our God is a great Father, who can bless His children beyond what they have requested for in prayers.
There is another story recorded in Genesis chapter 39 which involving two people. The first person happens to be an Egyptian, and an officer of King Pharaoh, but we do not have much records about his relationship with God. , The second person was a young man who feared God (Genesis 39 vs.9). It is recorded in Genesis 39 vs 4-5 that “So Joseph found favour in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house and all that he had he put under his authority. So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field”.
The arrival of Joseph in the household of Potiphar was a turning point in that household. The presence and power of God, in the life of Joseph radiated towards the household of his master. The grace f God was upon Joseph and this made Joseph to find grace in the sight of his master (vs. 4). Genesis 39 vs. 5 records that : “ And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake, and the blessings of the Lord was upon all that h had in the house, and in the field”.
Potiphar received he blessings of God, which he had not asked of, just by housing a true child of God in his house. Beloved, there is a way that you will live your life and there are some people whom you will help and it will make the blessings of God to start to pursue you because of the help that you rendered to them.