Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 21:5-6 which says:
“5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. 6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”
Today, we will be looking at how we have many blessings in Jesus just like how the disciples found a multitude of fish when Jesus told them what to do. We do have a multitude of blessings in Jesus and we will be looking at those.
Just like the disciples who caught a multitude of fish because Jesus helped them we have a multitude of blessings all because of Jesus. The first blessing we have is the blessing of eternal life. It is the first gift we receive in Jesus when we trust in Him. We receive eternal life in Christ when we trust in Him. That is the first blessing that Jesus gives us when we trust in Him as our savior. Jesus died for our sins so that we could live, now we have eternal life if we trust in Him as our savior.
The second blessing that Jesus gives us is becoming a child of God. We become a child of God when we trust in Jesus so really the first and the second blessings are very close. We become a child of God when we trust in Jesus as our savior, Jesus gives us the right to become children of God.
“12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (NIV John 1:12)
If you are not a christian then you don’t have blessings in Jesus because you have not trusted in Him. Why don’t you repent of your sins and trust in Jesus, then you will get the blessings that Jesus gives us. Do you trust in Jesus? If you do then you have blessings in Jesus, if you don’t then you should trust in Him and repent of your sins, then you will have eternal life.
Another blessing that Jesus gives us is the ability to share the Gospel. If you are a true Christian then you will not be able to keep the Gospel to yourself, you will want to share it with someone and you should. We are blessed with the ability to speak to people and share the Gospel with them so that they can live! Jesus has blessed us with a responsibility and a privilege at the same time.
Thank You Jesus for the many blessings that you have given to us. Thank You Jesus that we have eternal life and that we are children of God because You died for us. Thank You Jesus that we can give the Gospel to people so that they can have eternal life. Thank You Jesus for giving us many blessings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8TZL0EaOUY (count your blessings, name them one by one)
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.