The Bible says Abraham was old, and well stricken in age, and was blessed by God in all things. “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things” (Genesis 24:1). This is the state that we desire, isn’t it? Blessed by God in all things. The question is how can we be a person who is blessed by God in all things?
What is the key? I want to give just one key that can make us blessed by God in all things. This is the key:
= Willing to let go all of our possessions =
Jesus said: “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33).
The first time God called Abraham and gave His promises, he had to leave his parents, his brothers, his house, and all his possessions in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth (Genesis 12:1-3).
When God asked for his only child, whom he loved, namely Isaac, to be sacrificed, he gave it willingly (Genesis 22).
“He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it” (Matt. 10:37-39).
Jesus also did the same,
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God” (Philippians 2:5-6).
And then the Bible records:
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9).
That is why God had highly exalted Jesus and gave Him the name above every name. Why? Because Jesus did not defend his possessions, he’s willing to part with them.
If you do not defend your possessions, willing to let it go for Jesus, you too will be exalted by God just like Jesus, and you will be blessed in every way just like Abraham. Amen. God bless!
Want to be blessed by God in all things? Let go all of your possession.
Also read: The Title Attached in Our Lives.