BIBLE MEDITATION: ?Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.? Ephesians 1:3
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Did you know that fear can cause you to forget thingsí Now, I?m not talking about forgetting a phone number or someone?s name, though it may cause you to forget things like that. Instead, I?m referring to fear that causes you to forget the blessings, the anointing, the power of God ? all these possessions that you have because you are saved! It happened to Timothy, who was mightily gifted and graced by God for the ministry that God had given him, and yet he forgot this in the midst of fear, and Paul had to remind him (see 2 Timothy 1:6). He had taken his eyes off of God and focused on fear so much that he couldn?t see anything else. Let me tell you something friend: You are tremendously blessed! If you get your mind distracted by fear, then you will fail to see your blessings in Christ. Fear will blow out every light in your soul, take the blue out of your sky, and the joy out of your life.
ACTION POINT: It?s time to wake up and count your blessings. Paul tells us in the past tense that believers are blessed with all spiritual blessings. Friend, it?s time to claim what you already have in Christ! Spend a few minutes going through the alphabet and thank God for something that begins with each letter, i.e., the Atonement of Jesus, the Beauty of the Creator, the Comforter called the Holy Spirit.