The Spirit of the Lord dwells in you. God is in you. His presence is in you. It’s up to you to focus on it and let it flourish in your life or you can ignore it, live your own life and miss out on the greatest adventure ever. Life is an adventure and when we decide to be with God, we know that the adventure will end well. We anticipate that there will be ups and downs but the Lord stays with us through thick and thin and He blesses us along the way. Greater is the One who is in us than the one who is in this world. What does the One in us look like? What is He like? Throughout the Bible you see that He is love and that He blesses people. You have a God who has an abundance of blessings living in you. He is the One who makes things possible. I call Him my blessing magnet. He gets good things for me. Not because of who I am but because of who He is. I have a powerful magnet in me and He makes my life so much better!
A magnet is a piece of iron or a material that exhibits the properties of magnetism. It attracts other materials. God is not made of iron but He is more resistant and more solid than anything and anyone. He possesses the properties of magnetism and attracts goodness to Him because He is goodness. He doesn’t bring bad luck. He doesn’t bring luck at all. He provides blessings. God is the biggest blessing there is and He spreads His love. God creates blessings. As the creator of blessings, He has the authority to bring blessings into our lives. He said that if we remain in Him and His words remain in us, we can ask anything and it shall be done. Isn’t that a blessing? Now, what does that imply? We know the Holy Spirit dwells in us so why do we have to remain in Him? It’s because like I said earlier, we can deny the Spirit in us. We need to remain in the Lord which means that we need to acknowledge Him, follow Him, talk to Him, pray to Him, exalt Him and cherish Him. He can’t be a once-a-week fascination and a six day-a-week desolation. We can’t praise Him on Sunday and abandon Him the rest of the week. Remaining in the Lord is crucial.
When we follow the Lord and we make Him our priority, we allow His Spirit to express Himself in us. We connect with Him. We become intimate with Him and we stay plugged in. Our words also play a big role in the magnet process. If we keep the Word of God in us and we use it, we will attract the promises of the Lord. They will be manifested in our lives. Our words are powerful. What we say can build us up or bring us down. We should use our words to build up the Lord in us. We should make sure that our words are in sync with His Word and that they honor Him. This is the power of faith in action. When we trust God and His Word is the foundation of our faith, amazing things happen. God meets our needs according to His riches in glory. We all have spiritual needs and God can meet them. We all have material needs and God can meet them. We all have emotional needs and God can meet them. Whatever we need, when we remain in the Lord, we can get it as long as it agrees with His will.
The Spirit of God encourages us to bless others. We are heirs of the Lord and part of His inheritance is His goodness and His kindness. We are blessed so we can bless others. Let’s be sure that people are exposed to the magnet for blessings in us. Let’s share the Lord with others. Let’s speak about His love for everyone and let’s talk about the peace that is at the center of His message to the world. When we give to others, we are blessed. We don’t give so we can be blessed. We give because love enables us to give. It’s not an obligation. It’s an honor to be able to give to others the way the Lord gives. The Lord will bless you and keep you. He will protect you and always love you. Give the gift of eternal love to people in your world by spreading the Word of God. Preach through your demonstration of love. Share without expecting anything in return. Thank the Lord for all the blessings He is bringing into your life and be generous to others. You have a magnet for blessings in you. Reveal Him to the world!
Suggested reading: Luke 6:38-40; John 15:7; 1 John 4:4;