As I was driving down the road today I was listening to some music, and heard the following lyric –
“I’m gonna shake that tree until all the fruit comes down”.
I really love the sentiment of this song; it speaks of us having good things in life, and more than enough to live on.
The song I was listening to implied that we had to work and strive, shaking the tree, until we received all that we needed.
This for me describes what is known as an abundant life, but working and striving in our own strength is not how it works for the born again believer.
We have an abundant life because this is what Jesus wants for us (John 10 v 10).
The Lord wants us to live an abundant life of health and prosperity (3 John 2).
We already have all the blessings we need through Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 3).
We are not required to work to be blessed by God, to be provided with the abundance that Jesus died for.
Indeed, Jesus was once asked what work people had to do, and He told them simply to believe on Him (John 6 v 28 and 29).
Work is not required to be blessed, as we already are blessed through faith.
We are blessed, we just need to believe this and live as if we are blessed!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I already am blessed as a gift of grace through faith”.
Ephesians 1 v 3…..Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ