The Nature and the Purpose

You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. (‭Psalm‬ ‭65‬:‭9-11‬ ESV)

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. (‭Genesis‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ ESV)

We ask for many things from The Lord. But have you checked those prayer items lately? Are these the kind that you can possibly work out for yourself given enough time and effort?

Nothing wrong with working hard and saving for something, but do you ask God on the basis of your capacity?

Let’s take a look at words that the Psalmist used to describe God’s blessing…

Full, Bounty, Overflow and Abundance.

Is this how your prayer request looks like? Or does it look like this.

Enough, Enough, Enough and Just Enough for me.

Maybe the reason why breakthrough hasn’t come is that you’ve been asking anything but God’s blessing. God’s blessing is not just about you. Genesis 12 talks about the purpose of the blessing. Now the abundance makes sense doesn’t it?

Ask for the abundance. Approach your rich God not just as a servant asking his wages, but as a child who is loved. And put on the nature of the Son, who with all the abundant blessing at hand, will use it to be a blessing to others giving glory to the Father.

The nature of God’s blessing is abundant. And the abundance makes sense because it’s purpose goes beyond our needs and desires. It’s meant to bless others too.



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