Psalm 1:1-3

There is no comparison when it comes to the benefits of being a child of God. God desires to see His children blessed and successful, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a struggle along the way to our blessings.  The enemy knows our potential, possibilities and the plan that God has purposed us for, so His plan is to distract, distort and deter us from reaching our destination.  While that may be a challenge for a believer, we must realize the power that we possess through being in Christ.  2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV.   But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  Once we open up our benefit manual, the Bible, to see the protection, provision and promises of God for our lives then we will walk in our purpose with power.

Psalm 1 shows us the benefits of being in Christ if we stay away from the sinful nature of others.  In this season of our lives we must connect with like-minded people who will help our growth and not hinder it.  It is vital to our growth to have people in our circle that will hold us accountable to our spiritual walk so that we will stay on course.  God said He will position us like a tree planted by the streams of waters.  This is God’s grace towards us that He will give us unimaginable blessings.  Some of us hold titles and positions that we know it was only God’s favor that made it possible.  The text speaks of yielding its fruit in season, meaning God also blesses us with indescribable provision.

There are times in our lives that the blessings will overflow to the point where God will position you to be a blessing to others.  Another benefit the text shows us is that the tree’s leaf will not wither.  This is the incomparable protection of God over our lives which declares that your blessings will not decay or dry up.  We are living testimonies of the protection power of God when we think of places we have gone and the things we have done, but we’re still living.  People don’t understand our breakthrough because we don’t look like what we have been through.  The last benefit in the text of being in Christ is His unlimited prosperity.  The text said whatever they do prospers, meaning God will give you favor for your faith.  These blessings are not always external, but internal.  God said once I do a work on the inside, then people will see the results on the outside.  Family, let’s continue to grow and allow the light of the Holy Spirit to glow through our lives.

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