The Blessing: Blessed with God’s Favor
Hi, I’m Tata Velasquez, a HealthWealthVictory advocate and I share tips and resources for living a healthy, wealthy, and victorious life in Christ.
Today, I’m going to share with you about The Blessing and how you can live a blessed life with this Divine Favor more powerful than the Law of Attraction.
It’s actually the topic of my second book entitled THE BLESSING: Live the Blessed Life and Learn How to Win at Basically Everything, Achieve Anything, and Make Your Life Worhthwhile with this Divine Favor … (HealthWealthVictory In Christ Book 1)
it’s my first installment for “HealthWealthVictory In Christ” series, non-fiction books on how to live healthy, wealthy, and victorious In Christ, based on the teachings of Jesus, Who gives Health, Wealth, and Victory.
This series is meant to encourage,empower, and enrich God’s people towards a life of health, wealth, and victory as we live in Christ.
So first, let me ask you..
- Do you want to win at everything you face in life,
- achieve anything your heart desires and hope for,
- and at the same time make your life worthwhile.. making a positive impact in your world and generation?
Then this book is for you.
Because you can. Yes, you can.
There is something in you that will help you do all that.
It’s called The Blessing. God’s favor. His approval, His help.
Yes, The Blessing can help you win at everything, achieve anything, and make your life worthwhile.
So what is the Blessing?
To understand it more, let’s start from the very beginning.. Where it all started.. With Abraham, the Father of our faith:
The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you, and I will place a curse on those who harm you. And all the people on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:1-3 NCV)
That’s THE BLESSING. God’s favor on Abraham.
He did not deserve it, didn’t do anything to achieve it. He just received it in faith.
Now it’s on you if you believe like Abraham did.
Blessing comes through Faith
The Blessing can help you win at basically everything in life, achieve anything and make your life worthwhile.
But you got to have faith.
Yes, you have to believe like Abraham did. To have faith.
How can you have faith?
First, what is Faith?
Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. (Hebrews 11:1 NCV)
Faith means to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain to of the things we cannot see.
That’s by the way from the Goodnews Bible, the very first bible verse that I have memorized.
I like it because it’s so powerful.. we hope for so much, right? We Have dreams that we do not yet see..
God says have faith, be sure of the things you hope for, be certain of things which you cannot yet see.
That’s what Abraham did.
When God said to him, “I will bless you.. And through you all nations shall be blessed”, Abraham believed Him.
And indeed God blessed Him and we are blessed because of him.
That’s why we live a blessed life.
The Blessing in My Life
We live a blessed life.
The Blessing, God’s Divine Favor that helps us win at basically everything, achieve anything and make our lives worthwhile is in us.
It’s already on me?, you may ask.
By virtue of being descendants of Abraham.
How do we become descendants of Abraham?
By believing as Abraham did.
The Scriptures say the same thing about Abraham: “Abraham believed God, and God accepted Abraham’s faith, and that faith made him right with God.” So you should know that the true children of Abraham are those who have faith. The Scriptures, telling what would happen in the future, said that God would make the non-Jewish people right through their faith. This Good News was told to Abraham beforehand, as the Scripture says: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So all who believe as Abraham believed are blessed just as Abraham was. (Galatians 3:6-9 NCV)
All who believe as Abraham believed are blessed just as Abraham was.
Do you believe like Abraham? if you believe, then you have the Blessing.
i have since learned to live in The Blessing of God each day, expecting it even.. Not arrogantly but in humility. Thanking God for such great favor.
i have experienced God’s provision, protection and above all His providence in every instance in my life.
Here’s a recent example:
I’m riding a motorcycle to and from work. For about 2 years now.
Everytime I set out, I always pray, “Lord, let Your glory be my front, sides, and rear guard” knowing full well anything can happen on the road.
i recently heard a teaching from Lakewood preacher Joel Osteen that “glory” comes from a Hebrew term which means heavy favor.
So I wanted God’s glory to surround me especially when I drive.
Last week, I have been in 3 accidents through no fault of my own, and each time, I come out with just a few bruises:
- my mother and I were driving home in the rain and all of a sudden someone riding a bicycle appeared in front of us going in the opposite direction towards us! The biker was holding an umbrella so he was really riding unsteadily with no light in front of him that’s why I wasn’t able to see him until he was right in front of us. I barely had time to break to prevent me running over him! We went down with the “Ms. B”, my motorcycle. Thankfully, I only badly bruised my knees with a few scratches. My mother also had scratches on her ankle and arm
- the second time, I was riding around 5am trying to get to the 5am mass so I was trying to beat a yellow light (my bad, I know. ;D). But I realized I couldn’t make it without running crashing over the others when the light turns red, so I stopped suddenly right at the intersection, not knowing some other rider behind me was doing the same thing – trying to beat the yellow light! He rammed right into me, when I suddenly stopped, and crashed right in front of me on my left side. Thankfully, He was Ok and I guess badly bruised. He said he hit my utility box on the rear of my motorcycle, and fell sideways. That’s why, I just felt something hit my legs, nothing else, when he rammed into me. Amazing, right?
- The third time, (God forbid there’ll be others), I was going home from work. Several distance away from me, I noticed a woman with 2 kids about to cross the street. I was actually watching them as they looked left and right. But it didn’t look like they were going to cross yet. When the kid saw me coming, he suddenly bolted across the street, hoping to probably cross it before me..but ran right in front of me. I gripped the brakes so hard..skidded..and landed on my knees again. Just when they were healing. The boy ran off, apparently unharmed.
in each of these accidents, I felt God’s protection. It could only be the glory of God surrounding me and protecting me and the others I encountered.
What’s that? The Blessing. God’s Favor, without which, it could’ve been much worse.
Living in the Blessing and expecting God’s favor at every turn has become a lifestyle that I see it rob off on my family.
My sisters and I were in a shoe store at a mall, one time. There were new arrivals in the store and they liked this particular pair with matching designs, one is gold and the other silver for each of them. It cost about a thousand yet they were about to buy it. They liked it so much.
Knowing the Blessing, and since it happened to me many times before, I told them not to buy yet. We’ll pray over the shoes first, claiming them for ourselves at an affordable price. Who knows, the shoes might go on sale.
They laughed at that, saying that’s impossible since these were new arrivals.
i did it anyway, prayed over the shoes, and convinced them to hold off buying until a few days. Laughing at our antics, we went away to window shop elsewhere.
The following day, they went to the mall for a different errand, this time and remembered the shoes. So they went to the shoe store just intending to take a quick peek and pass by. Amazingly, they found the shoes on sale! Buy one and get one for half the price. They bought the shoes immediately. They laughingly told me the prayers worked!
Another time, just recently, after a month-long vacation, it was time for my brother-in-law to go abroad, back to work. He works on a cruise. My sister went with him to the airport to send him off. They went to the airport early around 3 am, though his flight was still at 6am. When they got there, they found out his 6am flight has been cancelled and moved to 8am. That would not do for him because he had connecting flights in Manila and had to be there by 8am since since his international flight leaves at 10. My sister said she just started praying as her husband negotiated for an earlier flight.
She said she thought of calling me to pray but decided against it since it’s still too early so she prayed herself asking for God to show favor.
Amazingly, a 4am flight just opened and my brother-in-law got into it. They barely had time to say goodbye. Imagine if they went to the airport so much later or if no other earlier flight had opened.. My brother in law would have missed his international flight and would have to wait several months again for a new assignment, which wouldn’t do since they were running low on funds already so my brother-in-law needed to get back to work.
These are just a few of the instances I could think of right now when God showed me and my family favor.. But there have been so many. So many to count.
In fact, just waking up each day is God’s favor so live each day in the Blessing.
How to live in The Blessing
So how do we live in the Blessing? How do we live blessed with the Favor of the Lord?
Let me share the ABC’s of living a Blessed life:
A – Amen it.
B – Be Bold
C – Cast your net in deep waters
It’s not enough to know the Blessing, knowing it’s there. We have to Amen it. It’s one thing to know I’m blessed, it’s another thing to say I am blessed!
“Amen” means “Yes, I agree. So be it!”
Find out through prayer, scripture reading and meditation what God is saying about you and your situation. Then say Amen! To what He says.
Declare it. Say it over your life, your family, your work and ministry.
I am blessed.. Blessed in the country, blessed in the city. I am blessed when I go in, I am blessed when I come out.
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Believe then dare to be bold. Say bold prayers. Ask God for His favor. Don’t be ashamed. God is waiting to show you favor. You are His highly favoured son and daughter. When you pray, God hears.
Does God notice me? Yes, He does. I am the apple of His eye. So are you. Even the hairs of your head has been counted.
So be bold.
Say bold prayers and take bold actions.
Cast you nets into deep waters.
What’s your net? These are the talents that you have. Your gifts that will add value to the world when you share them. What are you good at?
The deep waters is the place outside our comfort zones. Get out of your comfort zone.
The deep waters is where the catch is.
Yes, you may have to face your fears, your weaknesses, many obstacles, difficulties but it’ll be all worth it.
Go out into the deep. Go out of your comfort zone.
That’s it. That’s how I live the Blessed Life.
I Amen whatever God says about me and my situation, I say bold prayers and take actions believing that God’s favor will go before me and then I go out of my comfort zones sharing my gifts and talents to the world.
it’s the application that’s the challenge.
Just take it one day at a time. With God’s grace and favor, you can do it. Amen!
See how I’m applying it?
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“For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!”
Psalm 84:11-12 AMP
- Know the Blessing and learn how to live the Blessed life, blessed with the favor of God and blessing others.
- Live the Blessing. Amen it, Be bold, Cast your nets into deep waters.
Dear Lord, thank You for Your blessing in my life. Help me to know more about You, the Blessing of my Life and to live in Your blessing, blessed and blessing others.
This is it for now. ‘Til next time.
To our Health, Wealth, and Victory, GODSPEED!
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