In the body of Christ, we know that generosity and benevolence flow to and from us all year round. The Bible even cautions us to “Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10 AMP). In another place, we are charged to “… be liberal and generous of heart, ready to share [with others]” (I Tim. 6:18 AMP). However, every year in our culture, the month of November typically starts the season of paying particular attention to all of the many blessings we have and ways we can share them with others. It’s a good time for us to think about them as well.
The blessings of the Lord are different from God’s grace and mercy that He bestows upon us. Once we have turned away from a life of sin and accepted Christ’s salvation, our new covenant with God opens up the window of His blessings and favor on our life. These blessings of the Lord are designed to make us happy and the Bible adds, to make us rich – adding no sorrow with them (Prov. 10:22). They are also intended to be visible to the world and show the world that God is working on our behalf. Our blessings demonstrate that God is a favorable God who has found favor with our lives.
As we enter the season of thanksgiving, let us continue to give thanks for the many blessings we have and remember that our blessings hold both a natural and spiritual significance for ourselves and others.