Prosperity — health, wealth and whatnot? What is it exactly? The first time we encounter blessing in the Bible is in the very first chapter, and helps us understand what this wonderful mystery is about;. So this fits in with the idea of prospering — fruitfulness and multiplication.
Then we see in verse And God blessed them. God blesses creatures and then he blesses Adam and Eve. But the blessing is a bit different… yes there is fruitfulness and multiplication in the blessing, but also permission and authority to subdue and have dominion over the creatures.
Right at the end of the creation process, God creates Shabbat. In the Jewish Bible, this is also in chapter one, because it is part of creation. And God blesses the Shabbat:. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
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Genesis So what is this now? He blesses it and makes it holy, as he is holy. It is his special day of rest, mirroring his coming to a rest after the creative work.
Philip Litle, a wonderful Biblical teacher, defines blessing like this:. Essentially, blessing is God giving power to something or somebody to do that which they are designed or intended to do. The creatures were supposed to fill the earth and multiply — so God gave them his blessing — his power — to do it. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
Romans , NIV. Here Paul offered up thanks and a prayer for his brothers and sisters in the church in Corinth:. I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.
Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now Philippians , NIV. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians , NIV. I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
Reggie and I always say it in away that cracks us up. We had Livy girl and her super cute kinder handwriting write this one on the walls in the kitchen. Stand firm in your faith friends. We continue to seek his word when it comes to raising our kids and as we make decisions that we know will change the course of our life.
This verse to us is about building a strong foundation for our LIFE, not just our home.
We all know the story about building your house on a rock. Building a house can be compared to building a life. Making sure the foundation is solid as concrete.
Laid perfectly with little or no cracks but with a enough tension so that the house settles well over the years. All the details that build walls of understanding and knowledge.
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God says the storms will come. Life will hit you. It maybe health, your kids, your marriage or any other relationship you have. The storms will come.
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But the house that is built on a rock will stand. Praying that we continue to seek that strong foundation for our family. This verse comes from 2 Chronicles and God is speaking to Solomon after he asks God to bless the temple that he built in His name. I want my home to be a place where God dwells. Where his eyes and heart will be for all time!! Holy Spirt make yourself know in the walls of my home and heart! This verse is found in 1 Samuel as a blessing and greeting on the household of Nabal before he completely disrespects Davids men:0 We had our little Bear write this one by the front door.
Are you not much more valuable than they? Basically this reminds us not to worry. Look at the birds and the flowers. All the things our God created.
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Our pastor Greg who passed away last year, always used this verse. Reggie and I knew we had to have this one on the wall right above the huge sliding doors that look into the backyard. Look at the birds…… I love this shot of my hubby and my oldest using each other to make it happen Hope that you are able to do this if and when you build your new home or even when you remodel!
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We have a few in our home and they are great reminders! I can just see the construction workers coming in on Monday, to work, and being blessed too! What a great idea. When my husband and I refurbished our apartments, all walls and floors and ceilings had scripture verses behind the painted walls thar we wrote on them. Every ne who has rented them always said they can feel a sence of peace in them.
They ddnt know about the scriptures on the walls.