And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
It's pretty easy to discern from these verses that if you obey the Lord you will be blessed. The blessings reach the country as well as the city. The scripture says, even your animals will be blessed. We will be blessed when we come home and when we leave the house. The word "blessed" is always used in the plural form; we don't just have, a blessing, rather we are continually showered with "blessings" from above. This is the time of the year when we think and talk about our "blessings", you might even hear someone stand and give a testimony about their "blessings".
I'm not particularly focusing on the person who is overwhelmed with joy, but the person who doesn't feel blessed. People can be blessed and not feel blessed or even recognize their blessings. Hard times will steal our joy, loneliness can overwhelm the heart, sometimes we take for granted the goodness of God and we loose the "awe" of being a child of God. But just because we don't feel blessed doesn't mean we aren't.
I want to ask you a question that I was ask by a teacher, "How many bones are there in the human hand?"
If you said 27, you are correct. I had to look through 3 chapters and 50 pages of a biology book to find the answer. Those 27 bones had been there all my life, but I didn't realize it until I searched for the answer. I think that if we all search through the chapters of our life or the minutes of the day, and look closely, we will discover things that we didn't even realize was there and find out--they had been there all along.
Pastor Ken Smith