Keys to God's blessings!
Sis. Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran
Dearly Beloved, God showers His blessings upon us every day through His Word. He speaks to us every day The Bible says, “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew,like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”(Deuteronomy 32:2). He pours his word like rain. A sister's husband was addicted to drinking, he used to beat her every day and she will be cryingevery day. One day her neighbor who was known to her seeing her condition asked her, “Why do you cry?” and said,“There is a person whom I know, He will surely help you out.”Her friend slowly started sharing about the love of God and gave her Holy Bible.She asked her to read the word and pray to God daily. She assured her that the Lord will speak to you through His word and the Scriptures will bring blessings to her each day. The sister began to read the scripture with great reverence. In spite of her troubles, she continued to strengthen herself with the word of god and lead a peaceful life. Others were very happy on seeing the change in her life.
One day, her husband drank heavily and came home. He saw his wife reading the Bible. He got very angryand said, “Are you reading the Bible without caring for me?” He pulled the Bible from her and put it on the fire which was kept in the house to keep warm during the winter. On seeing this,shefelt very bad and helpless.He said, “I put this book into the fire, let me see if there is any remaining” and went to sleep. The next day morning he went to see, if there is anything remaining in the Bible, which he threw into the fire last night. He noticed a small piece of paper which was remained without burning.He took it with his hands and started to read, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Mathew 24:35). He thought nothing would remain and everything will be destroyed. On reading the scripture, he bitterly cried. Then he asked his wife and came to know about the love of Christ. Yes, beloved even in your family, husband, wife, children, relatives, and friends may be addicted to many things. Do not worry, but continue to pray for them.One day God will open their eyes. There will be showers of blessings in your family. Ask God with faith. The Bible says, “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”(Proverbs 23:18). If you read the Scripture and walk with Him every day, your family will also repent seeing you. According to 1 Peter 3:1-2, surely, you will win your family members by your behavior without preaching.When your whole family liveswith the fear of God, He will surely bless you. Wonders and miracles will happen in your life.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your showers of blessings. Lord help me to read your word and pray to You every day. Teach me Lord and help me win my family members through my life so that we as a family will be a great blessing to others. In Jesus' matchless name, I pray. Amen.