It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 21 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day twelve with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing.
I Have Every Spiritual Blessing
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.“
Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)
What first comes to your mind when you think of blessing? Are those thoughts different if you consider spiritual blessings? How often do you think you have every spiritual blessing that you would desire or need? How would being blessed “in the heavenly realms” be different from what you might normally think of blessings to be? Are there ways that it would be the same?
Far too often when we hear the word blessings, someone is talking about receiving some type of physical possession. While it is true that “every good and perfect gift comes from above”, including all material possessions that would fit that category, how often do you consider the greater blessings that exist for those in Christ? As you pray, ask God to help you see greater value in the spiritual blessings you receive than you do in temporary ones. Pray that you would make the most of the spiritual blessings that God has poured out in you. Pray that you would not be distracted from the greater blessings by the allure of the lesser.