The only thing standing between all of God’s blessings and us—is us. God’s blessings belong to Him. His Word says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (‭James‬ ‭1:17‬) If I want His perfect blessings, I must be close to Him. Nothing but me separates me from Him. When I choose to live in His holiness, He blesses me. The Psalmist wrote: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!” (Psalms‬ ‭84:11-12‬)

It is sin which keeps us from receiving all of God’s blessings. How do we expect Him to bless us when we are embracing the very things that crucified His Son? When I choose anything less than what is upright, I choose to deny God’s desire to bless me. Sometimes the sneakiest sins are the ones which rob us the most. For example, we believe we’re fairly spiritual when we’re not stealing, filling our mind with filth or committing sexual sins—but we think it’s okay not to trust God. Thus, we trust our own way and miss some of the greatest blessings He longs to give us! Our faith falters because of the sin of doubt.

We doubt God’s love and His power.

Again, it all comes back to us. Whether it’s sins of omission or sins of commission—they all serve to come between us and God’s best blessings. Is our sin worth forfeiting “every perfect gift” from God? Do we think we’ll find something better without Him? When we draw close to God through repentance and seek to know Him, we find His immense favor and perfect blessings.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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