Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2016: Year of the Blessing…
“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger… When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10–12, 5–16, ESV)
Have you ever heard of a preblessing? I’ve never heard of until this morning when the Holy Spirit introduced me to it. So the investigative side of me Googled it come to find out preblessing is a blessing before hand. From what I read I understand it to simply to be a blessing that is in the works but not yet fully realized. It is believing on the promises of God!
A blessing that is in the works but not yet fully realized. Believing on the promises of God. Stop for a minute and think of the impact that can have on your life. At the same time remember the greatest preblessing of all is God’s presence in your life. God preblesses us not because we seek blessings but out of this love and compassion for us. There are times in your life (and mine) when we need to make our needs known to God, and there are other times when all we need to do is sit in God’s presence and allow the Holy Spirit to draw out of us what we really need.
This mornings scripture is an excellent example of a preblessing. The shepherds were given the preblessing by the angels. Then later when they stood in the presence of the new born Jesus the preblessing became the blessing. I wasn’t one of the shepherds that night long ago but I suspect as they made their way to the manger their excitement and anticipation grew and grew.
This morning God is wanting to give you a preblessing. Grab and open your bible to Psalms 27 and begin reading and allow the Holy Spirit to draw out of you the things God is going to bless you with. Then anticipate the forth coming blessings.
May your focus be on Jesus and may the Holy Spirit nurture and grow the Seeds of Blessing planted in you.
GRACE and PEACE,
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Scripture quotations marked ESV “Are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
**Psalm 67:1, ESV