7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. 8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” 9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Are you experiencing the blessing of Abraham in your life? Maybe you don’t feel like you’re blessed right now. Maybe your circumstances are such that the last word you would use to describe your life right now would be blessed.

No matter what you are going through you are blessed through faith. This blessing isn’t based on your circumstances and can’t be taken away. It is so easy for me to focus on the negative things that happen around me and lose sight of how blessed I am. When I succumb to this temptation, I lose my joy, my focus becomes on me and my problems, and my mission suffers. The opposite is also true. When I focus on the blessings that I have in Christ, I am joyful, others focused, and in mission.

  • List the ways you have been blessed through faith
  • How do these blessings show up in your life?
  • “You are blessed!” What feelings come up when you hear those words?

Focus on your blessings for you truly are blessed!