Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Don't Hate Me Because I Am Blessed.

God's blessings on your life can make others jealous.

Genesis 26:12-14   When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him. 13 He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow. 14 He acquired so many flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and servants that the Philistines became jealous of him.

Issac was blessed with a great abundance of wealth, just like the Lord had promised, his herds and his harvest multiplied greatly. Sounds like a good thing right?

Sometimes God's blessings in your life are a cause for contention with those around you. If we are faithful to our Lord he will bless us. It may be with wealth and fame, it could be with unexplainable peace or joy,whatever it is somebody will wish that they could have it.

After all everybody wants to be loved and to have somebody take care of them and to always be looking out for their best interest, for the child of God it doesn't get any better than this, what an awesome feeling to know that our creator wants to be our Father and give us good things.

Everybody has the potential to get jealous, the world wants what we have but sometimes other Christ followers can be the ones that get jealous. Sometimes we look at how the Lord is using somebody else and how well they are doing and we can wish that we could get the exact same blessing as they are getting.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the work that you have called me to do. Help me to always serve you and to be thankful for every blessing that you have given to me.