Those who give their life over to Him will experience pure joy and will be led on a journey of miracles and healing. When you submit your life to Him in full, He is able then to turn your life around. To really get the most out of this walk, you must have faith in His ability to provide for you. Philippians 4:19 "And with all his abundant wealth through Christ Jesus, my God will supply all your needs."
Knowing this will help us to understand that a life in Christ certainly has its benefits, that's for sure. He wants us to be happy. He wants us to experience a life of blessings and abundance. He wants to put us in a position where we can be a blessing for others.
When others look upon the life we are living in Him, we will be a shining example that when we put our faith and trust in the Lord, everything we do will be blessed. With that you may say, that even the most diligent of followers do not always experience the true joy in knowing and trusting in God's provision. The reason being is a lack of knowledge on their part, of the many wonderful promises given to us in the Bible.
There are promises for good health and healing, wealth and abundance, joy and peace of mind, blessings upon our family life, marriages and relationships, and success in whatever work we do with our hands.
We need to access these truths by reading about them in God's word, and then claiming what is rightfully ours. It is written in Jeremiah 29:11 "I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for."
We must stake our claim, otherwise we might miss out! The Devil is going to try to stop you from receiving all your blessings. He knows what you're entitled to as a child of God, and will stop at nothing to deceive you into thinking that you're not worthy or deserving of God's favour.
Lots of people go through life never achieving everything that God has laid out before them because they allow the enemy to thwart them at every turn. As God's precious children, we have authority over the Devil by using the name of Jesus. Just the mere mention of the name 'Jesus', and Satan and his demons will flee.It is our right to exercise this authority for our protection and for us to receive what God has planned and promised for His children.
Too many people don't realise that they may well be giving away their blessings to the enemy. When this happens they stagnate, and things go wrong all around them before they realise that everything is spiralling out of control. Take back that control now! James 4:7 NKJV states, "Resist the Devil and he will flee from you." Use the mighty name of Jesus and claim what is yours. Take back your inheritance! Say 'in the name of Jesus, take your hands of me and my family, Satan, we belong to God.' Watch what happens next! Then enjoy the journey.....
PS 1 Peter 5:8-9 says "Be alert, watch out! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Be firm in your faith and resist him, because you know that other believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings." How do we resist the Devil you might ask? We resist the Devil by standing firm in our faith in God and in our faith that His promises hold true. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for these words richly given here today. Amen.