The true family of God, as described in the Gospel of Matthew, is those who do the Will of the Father. Obedience to His Will, not lineage, heritage, race, ethnicity, or nationality, establishes family in the Kingdom. And as a member of that family, I can only be blessed in any situation. Whoa, big claim, huh?! Does this mean there will not be pain and suffering in my life? Sorry, no. But rather it means that everything will ultimately bless us as Christ’s family.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
They Cannot Hurt You Only Bless You
This one might be hard to believe. To some it sounds like “pie in the sky.” While others take the opposite approach presuming and claim it as their “Christian right” regardless of their level of obedience. The problem with this is, it’s not true. Christ Himself gave us the mandate of how to be in His family—the Will of God. In the Will of God I am blessed with familial blessing, relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and an overarching blessing in every situation.
He replied to him, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?” Pointing to His disciples, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers. For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and My mother.”
Matthew 12:48-50 TPT
I want to prove to you that every situation ultimately blesses the one in the Will of God. I know this as a recipient as well as a witness. I’ve seen it in life as a reality, not just in other’s lives but in my own too.
Blessed in Love and Purpose
It is true that God works all things together for the good (Romans 8:28). But there is a qualifier – love and purpose. In order for this to be true we must love God and follow the calling of His purpose, which is His Will. It isn’t that He won’t work things together for those who are willful, rebellious, and hateful, but that is a story of the grace of the Father and certainly not the easy way around it.
But what I am talking about today is the born again child of God living in a continual blessing, in every situation. Can you imagine living where even the hatred and curses of another could be a blessing? Well it can. Not that life and others can’t hurt us, but when we are living in the Will of God we will be blessed…made rich. It is impossible not to be. Yes, I said it, IMPOSSIBLE.
Does this mean I have to do things perfectly to be in His Will? Nope, we are human, and even our best intentions can drop us off the road’s shoulder. But the fact still remains, when I am committed to following the Will of God, because it is His Will, the Father sees to it that everything will bless me.
Ok, I’ve established the premise of irrevocable blessing. Hopefully in my next post I will get into more details of what that looks like.
That level of obedience is epic! Or should I say hardcore! (My 8 year old is constantly asking me which is best!) Or maybe it’s mythical!!! Either way, to be that commited to following God’s will, and not reacting to what is going on or to what people are doing, I believe must come from an amazing clarity of vision!!
To be Christ’s family in the middle of all of this is a whole other level of living! It’s… Legendary!!
Take care John!! Love you!
The Lord is trying to infuse this truth and reality into my life. It has been a great test, especially in these times! He is giving me such faith to receive and expect it. But you and I know Sandy that there is only One Life that can truly live the Will of God. So grateful we have access to Him. Love you Sandy!
Yes!! I am alongside you in this walk of faith in The One who is our obedience!!