Blessed Instead { by Kako Archie Covington • guest post }

I often thought that I was slighted for not having the Daddy Wedding: You know, the daddy walking me down the aisle, the daddy-daughter dance, and the teary daddy toast threatening my husband to never hurt his little girl.

But when I read of all the intricate details that Jesus went through to make sure that I was taken care of and provided for through Him, I start to let go of these perceived slights and begin to feel blessed instead.

In Ephesians 1:1 the Bible reminds us of Jesus’s blessed provision for us, saying “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” 

The Bible also gives several other instances of God’s care and concern over us:

› He promises to keep our mind in perfect peace, if we keep it stayed on Him (Isaiah 26:3).

› He promises to never leave nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

› He promises to supply our needs (Philippians 4:19).

He knows all about us (Psalm 139)—our ups, downs, cares, fears, strengths, and weaknesses—yet He still loves us. And not only that, He has thoughts of us, plans for us, and blessings for us.

Even before our birth, God was thinking of us, fashioning His design for our lives in Him (Jeremiah 1:5). In fact, according to the word of God, we were made in God’s image and after His likeness.

This likeness means more than we can know—to not only be formed in the image of God, but then as believers to house inside of us the Spirit of God, the Giver of every good and perfect gift, is almost unfathomable. Imagine the endless possibilities of creativity, love, and power. Talk about hidden potential!

Think about that for a moment. What a joyous place this is! What a joyous plan that must have been and can still be, if we stay in Him.


Maybe you haven’t gotten to know Christ very well, haven’t formed a relationship with Him or taken the time to understand His love for you. Allow Him to come share the plan that He has had for your life from the beginning.

Admit that you cannot make it without Him and confess your knowledge that He not only loves you but that He has proved it by dying for you on the cross—a mercy that was given to us that none of us really deserved.

Accepting salvation is moving into relationship with God. A friendship, a love, a plan that is made perfect by forming the perfect union with Him. It doesn’t mean that there won’t be trials. Oh, there will be trials. But through our trials, we can learn to rest safely in knowing that whatever comes, He is always in control and in Him my weaknesses are made strong!


20171112_174404Kako Archie Covington is the mother of three young adults, the author of Life Applications: Daily Scriptures that Teach You to Pray and Apply God’s Word and Why, Oh Why Does My Belly Ache, book one of the Blessings Series for Children, both available for purchase at https://www.amazon.com/Kako-Archie/e/B07BC7DCM2.

Owner and operator of God’s Education Center, located in Sanford, NC, Kako teaches the word of God through biblical teaching and natural everyday application. Kako has a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Psychology.

 

 

 

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