Wednesday 29 February 2012

Winsome Wednesday - Positioned for Blessing!

1 Kings 8 v 23:  And he said, O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing mercy and loving-kindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart.

Obviously the important bit here is that God is honourable and keeps His word and on top of that, He shows us His mercy and loving-kindness.  The point I want to make is the second bit ....to your servants who walk before You with ALL their heart!

If you serve God with all your heart, trying to live in His ways, humbling yourself before Him, drawing others to Him with the way you live, in your home, at work, in church, you are positioning yourself for blessing.

Growing daily in His ways
Even if, for a season, it does not feel as though you are experiencing God's blessings....you will!

You have to be:
  • persistent (like Jacob), 
  • reliable (like Joseph), 
  • push through (like Moses), 
  • have faith (like Abraham) and
  • have guts (like Esther).

I pray this encourages you!

God bless
Tracy

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43 comments:

  1. Sometimes just being like Stefanie is tough enough. Thanks for the reminders.

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    1. Hi Stefanie - you are the best at being Stefanie my friend. I love you the way you are :)
      God bless

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  2. Sweet post friend! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    ~jolene

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    1. Hi Jolene - thank you. Glad to see you here.
      God bless

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  3. Earlier today in my prayer journal, I wrote down the following:
    "Obey now...receive later. God never wastes time. Even while we are waiting He is working - growing us, shaping us and molding us. He is preparing us for what he has planned!" You are so right. We may not feel His blessing immediately, but you can be sure that as we demonstrate our faith by obeying the Lord, He will shower His blessings upon us! God is so good!

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    1. Hi Joan - that is so true, obey now...receive later. God knows when the time is right :)
      God bless

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  4. Thank you for this reminder from God's word.

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    1. Hi Debbie - God's word is awesome
      God bless

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  5. What a great post... thanks for the reminder that I am getting into position for a blessing with how I live my life.

    I just found you and am a new follower.
    joy and blessings,
    Alida

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    1. Hi Alida - its a great reminder that in trying to be all God calls us to be daily, we are positioning ourselves for His blessings. Thanks for following, I've followed back :)

      Hi Denise - thank you. I hope you were encouraged and your comment encourages me

      God bless

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  6. I love your post and your mission here :) I just linked up and I'm following you now!

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    1. Hi Paula - so glad to meet you and thanks for the follow and link up. i have followed back :)
      God bless

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  7. YES! It does encourage, your posts always do! I love your little list at the end :)

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    1. Hi Marja - its great hey! You know its God when it just slips off your fingers onto the screen :) Thank you too, you are a great encouragement to me
      God bless

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  8. So true Tracy; we need to serve Him with all our heart and immerse ourselves in it and apply it to our lives, because the only way to find peace and rest for our souls is to walk on God’s path and do it His way!

    Great post!
    Denise

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  9. Great scripture! Thank you for the encouraging words today.

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    1. Hi Angel - it is a great scripture. Isn't it great when a scripture jumps out at you and makes itself known? :)
      God bless

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  10. Oh how I long to have my heart FULLY belong to God! I find myself falling so short all the time. But my blessing and joy is that God knows my failings and the deepest longings within me - that groaning for the full redemption that will come in Glory! Thanks for this very encouraging post! And thanks for hosting this link up!

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    1. Hi Kate - so nice to meet you :) Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I hope to see you on the link-up again next week. I've popped over to visit you too.
      God bless

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  11. Tracy,
    As I read your post today...especially your list at the end...I was reminded of this passage in Hebrews 12:1 -
    "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."

    Thanks for the daily dose of encouragement :)
    ~Stacy

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    1. Hi Stacy - ahh, you encourage me! :)
      God bless and great verse

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  12. You are always encouraging, Tracy!
    And God is moving BIG time all over. In the last week so many of my friends started ministries and charities ... God's love is exploding and I'm so excited to be a part of it.
    Have a lovely day!
    Felecia

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    1. HI Felecia - this is so great to hear. I love to hear that the move of God is so strong and exploding. We need more and more of this. And thank you, your comment is encouraging to me :)
      God bless

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  13. Thank you for your encouraging words today Tracy. I also need patience, so I'm adding that with faith to Abraham. :)

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  14. Tracy, what wonderful words of encouragement! Even more so than any earthly father wants to give good gifts to his children, Our Father wants to bless us richly and abundantly! As our pastor says, we just have to "be blessable."
    Love in Him,
    Laurie

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    1. HI Laurie - i love that - be blessable - thank you
      God bless

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  15. A great dose of encouragement Tracy.

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    1. Hi Wanda - thank you, that is encouraging to me :)
      God bless

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  16. Your post is definitely encouraging. I'm thankful that I serve a God who blesses me when I seek him with my all.

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    1. Hi Audra - thank you and your comment is encouraging to me :)
      God bless

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  17. While it it true that we must position ourselves for blessings, there are times, when just out of His goodness he pours our blessings too much to receive. (Perhaps we were in position and didn't realize it.)

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    1. Hi Robert - so true. Our God is so gracious and He looks for opportunities to bless us. Our God is amazing
      God bless

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  18. Our God is so good and so faithful and so loving and trustworthy and he loves to bless His children. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. HI Ms Kathleen - amen. You have a great day too!
      God bless

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  19. It is good to read is Word so we can alwys be in a position where He can bless us!

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    1. Hi Patsy - that is such a great point. The word is our guide
      God bless

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  20. SO encouraging Tracy. Love the biblical examples of perseverance, courage and faith!

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    1. HI Heidi - they kind of fell nicely into place. Thanks to God
      God bless

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  21. This is so encouraging: Even if, for a season, it does not feel as though you are experiencing God's blessings....you will!

    It gives hope in darkness!

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    1. Hi Jen - It definitely does give one hope and courage to push through when you trust God's word in your circumstance
      God bless

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  22. Hi Tracy,
    I remember typing a comment yesterday, but now I don't see it. I guess it either didn't go through or I'm losing it. (I'm going with the 1st one. lol) Anyway, I found your post encouraging. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Laura

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