Blessings come in many ways

They’re a bestowed gift or favour;

An approval that promotes happiness

With special mercy that does not waiver.

They encourage well-being and prosperity

Good wishes and divine aid,

With benefits of protection

Since with integrity they’re made.

Blessings are a delight to the soul

They bring sunshine amidst the rain;

They instil hope and joy in abundance

Overriding all our pain.

To be blessed is a divine favour

It is God’s approval and kiss;

His stamp of authenticity

Where mercy combines with bliss.

Sometimes we are mistaken

As to what we label blessings to be,

When we ask amiss for our pleasures

And where the fullness we fail to see.

Because true blessings are spiritual

And ones that pertain to the soul;

Particularly when we’re forgiven

And where God’s revelation unfolds.

The warmth that’s inside our chamber

The one so close to our heart,

Is God’s blessing and favour and honour

And one that sets us apart.

True blessings are hidden within

As they transform the soul indeed;

They’re like sparkling treasures and precious gems

When good seed our heart they feed.

God’s word is a blessing

To be revered as a treasure,

Where good fruit is cultivated

And where every storm it will weather.

The storms and troubles will come

And as uncomfortable as they are,

When the roots are deeply established

All cyclones are seen from afar.

God will gently hold our hand

So the hurricane can pass…

He’s there in the midst of all our pain

With a steadfastness that will last.

God Almighty is our greatest blessing

And when we’re established on His rock,

All blessings will overflow in our lives

When to the true shepherd we do flock.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:3

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”  Philippians 4:6

“You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss that you may spend it on your pleasures.”  James 4:3

“And you, being dead in your trespasses…He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.”  Colossians 2:13

“For the word of God is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword.”  Hebrews 4:12

“I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”  John 10:11