Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it, for the time is near. (Revelation 1:3 NASV)
Are you tired of seeing other Christians being blessed while you seem to come up empty? I know that empty feeling because it happened to me. A friend of mine came up to me one day overflowing with joy and the blessing of the Lord. To tell you the truth, I felt like choking him. Why did I react that way? Because I was empty and joyless. Nothing exciting was happening in my life. No joy. No spark. No enthusiasm. No time spent in God's word either.
It was then that I came in contact with a friend who invited me to read the Word of God with him. We started reading in the book of Revelation. When we came to verse three I was shocked. The Holy Spirit through the Apostle John said, "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear this prophecy." I asked my friend, "Do you mean I am guaranteed a blessing from God just for reading this book of Revelation."
"That's the promise," he said. Since then, whenever I want a special blessing I read the book.
Have you found the secret of the blessed life? I believe David found that secret through his daily meditations with God. Almost every Psalm of Davie extols God. Over and over David said, "Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my innermost being, praise his Holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. (Psalm 103:1-2 NIV).
You too can experience the blessings of the Lord. As I said before, all you have to do is READ THE BOOK!
Thought for the Day: God's blessings are new and fresh every day.