Checks & balances, weights & measures are important to us, they constitute and signal to us what is working and what isn't, what needs attention and when all goes well, it simply confirms to us that its going right.
Spiritually speaking, we would do well to keep tabs on where we stand in the grander scheme. Are we actively spreading the gospel? Are we communing with the Lord, in thoughts, prayers and study? Are we giving to the church, to the best of our ability? Are we serving others?
Inventory of our blessings should not be limited to physical provision and monetary blessings. If you were pull out a piece of loose leaf paper and begin to write down everything that has been accounted to your benefit, if you are honest, it will require many more pieces of paper and should probably never end.
I am blessed with the gift of today
I am blessed with happiness
I am blessed with eyesight
I am blessed with good health
I am blessed with the ability to write & read
I am blessed with a home to live in
I am blessed with a good brain
I am blessed with artistic talent
I am blessed with a great family and friends
I am blessed with a wonderful family in Christ and a great house of worship
I am blessed with plenty of ambition
I am blessed with many gifts and talents
I am blessed with two adorable furry kitties
......as I go forward with my own list, I am blown away! Thank you Jesus for all the many blessings in my life and I thank you equally for everything that is NOT in my life.
If there is something showing up in your experience that seems to be cyclical, re-occurring or troubling, Go ahead and ask the Lord to rebuke it, to break it off of you. If it hinders your relationship with righteousness or with staying in Gods favor, with maturing and growing in the spirit, then it's GOT TO GO! Amen?!
There are many spirits that can attempt to come on us through unsavory events in life, trauma can cause a spirit of trauma to attempt to attach itself, it needs to be broken off and cast away. Same thing with the spirit of poverty, or infirmity or any other life effacing issue.
Do some research and discover what might be attempting to gain a foothold in your life, don't be afraid to confide in your Pastor or prayer partners. Ask God for direction on how to break it off and get deliverance.
Here is a reference to a small list (most common ones) although sadly, there are many many more, this is a good place to start your research...
1 John 4;1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Deuteronomy 8:18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Proverbs 8:21 bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
Proverbs 14:24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
James 1:23-25 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
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