“Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].” Genesis 12:1-2 AMPC)
Everywhere Abraham went, the blessing did its job. It created the condition of the garden of Eden around him and the people he met. The blessing brought forth such abundance that within a very short time, “Abraham was very rich, in silver, in cattle and in gold.”
“And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.” (Genesis 13:2) Abraham did not go around looking and begging for blessings, no. He was the blessing. And today as New Testament believers in Christ, God does not want us to beg for the blessing, He wants us to be the blessing. Jesus redeemed us from that old self-defeating cursed life so that we might be the blessing instead of seeking for blessings. Scripture says:
“Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. And now, because of that, the air is cleared and we can see that Abraham’s blessing is present and available for non-Jews, too. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it.” (Galatians 3:13-14 MSG)
PRAYER: Father in heaven, I believe your word, I come out of the begging mentality today because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. I am determined to follow your instructions and become the blessing instead of seeking a blessing in the name of Jesus.
I confess, that God has blessed me to be a blessing, in Jesus name. Amen