How do we begin to experience the blessings that God has planned for us? God desires for us to prosper, but at the same time, He requires that we follow Him with our whole heart. He wants to pour out blessing after blessing on us. He wants to see us succeed in ways we never thought or imagined that we could. In the third chapter of their book Dad writes:
The Old Testament gave clear instructions of what we need to do to experience this blessing: Obey the Law! In Deuteronomy 7:12, God says you will receive the blessing “if you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them” (NIV). He also pronounced a curse on those who do not fully obey: “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you” (Deut. 28:15).
To understand blessing, we need to see that God’s Law reveals His boundaries for our lives. The area within those boundaries is called righteousness. As long as you live within those boundaries, you live in the realm of blessing! Within those boundaries, you find prosperity, security, joy, abundance, protection, health, fruitfulness and satisfaction. Those things are all God’s will for you, and they are all found in the realm of righteousness.
When you violate God’s boundaries for your life by choosing to sin, you leave the realm of righteousness. You are in sin! Because of that, you no longer live in the sphere of God’s blessing, and you instead find yourself under the curse. The curse includes things such as poverty, sickness, fear, sorrow, hatred and betrayal.
Read Deut. 7, and Deut. 28. God gave us a clear path to His blessings. He gave us His Law to follow and He told us that if we follow His Law and His commandments that we will we blessed. Living in His blessing causes us to be healthy, protected, satisfied, and prosperous. Ask God to renew your love for His Law and let Him give you a new understanding of it in order for Him to move you into the health, protection, satisfaction, and prosperity that comes with His blessings!