“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).
Be blessed to understand and receive these blessings in spirit and in truth. Wherever you are with God right now, He says that you are not yet what you will be. Be blessed to be transformed, healed, and enlarged by God’s Spirit in you, because He promises that your inner man is being renewed day by day (2 Cor 4:16). God is reviving you. Be blessed with believing and receiving this truth and seeing His results in your life. Be blessed with being enlarged in your inner being to know your Father more and more. Be blessed with His profound working in you for your sake and for others in your world.
You were incorrectly taught many things. You had many experiences that were wounding, many absences of good nurturing. Be blessed as God goes back to your childhood and growing up days to heal, reprogram, and renew your inmost being. Be blessed with complete healing and recovery from abuse and shame: physical, verbal, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Be blessed to feel the Holy Spirit making real to you His truths and blessings in righteousness. Absorb from Him and feel yourself being set free as He teaches and transforms you. Be blessed as He nurtures, encourages, and directs you. Be blessed with new revelation, spiritual wisdom, and knowledge. Paul told his Colossian friends to put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator (Col 3:10). The New Living Translation says it this way: In the place of the old man, “You have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within you.” Be blessed with God’s timing and process of making you more like Jesus in all your actions and thoughts. Be blessed with seeing His fingerprints on your life.
God says that He is doing a new thing. Listen to Isaiah 42:9. “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” Receive Isaiah 43:19-21. “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up… I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland… I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”
In God receive His new thing. Don’t let anything or anybody rob you of God’s best. Be blessed each day with more peace, joy, and boldness that you know have come from Him through seeing Him as He is and seeing yourself as you are in Him. There’s more! Reach out, be enlarged, and receive more of Him.
Be blessed in the name of the One who is doing a new thing (Isa. 43:19).
Taken from You Are Blessed In The Names of God, page 95, © 2008 by Sylvia Gunter. Available at www.thefathersbusiness.com
An audio recording of this blessing is available on Blessings From You Are Blessed In The Names Of God, Volume 3, track 5. An archive of past devotionals is available at www.thefathersbusiness.com