Living From Blessing
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Genesis 1:27–28

27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

It’s time to recover the glory of God’s covenant promises to His kids! Sin separated us from the Father. The cross of Jesus reconciled us back to the Father. What was in His original plan for us? How have we distorted that plan?

Sin has separated generations from their ability to connect with God as Father. Humanity began to operate as orphans instead of children under the watchful eye of a loving Father. Instead of resting in the promises of Dad, we have leaned on religious structures to earn our way into His favor and blessing. This was never the plan!

God speaks in the order of His priority. A primary strategy of the enemy is to cause us to question God’s priority and purpose for us. In the garden the enemy posed the question “did God really say…?” – and we still find ourselves asking the very same question today. We find, however, the priority of the Father’s heart revealed in the manner with which He speaks.

God created man. Then His first act as Father indicates what the priority in His plan has always been. God’s priority? Blessing! God blessed man! He prophesied to our kind and said “Be fruitful and multiply”. He gave authority to expand His kingdom. He enabled us to live from blessing rather than live our way toward blessing! This is who God is. Every good and perfect gift flows from Him, the Father of lights. All of our understanding begins and ends with this central characteristic of God: He is blessing. And because God is blessing, we are blessed!

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