Luke 1:28 (NKJV) “And having come in, the angel said to her, ‘Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!’” Luke 1:42-44 (NKJV) Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!’ But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” These verses make it clear that the blessed are part of God’s favor!
When I say “Blessed,” what I mean is God’s divine favor upon our lives! The word “Blessed” in the Bible means “contentment, happiness, fulfillment!” It can mean prosper or power to succeed! Success is not the amount of money you have, though that can be part of the blessings and success, but success in the Word of God is the power to live victoriously! Isaiah 65:16 (NKJV) “So that he who blesses himself in the earth Shall bless himself in the God of truth….” Psalm 49:18 (NKJV) “Though while he lives, he blesses himself (For men will praise you when you do well for yourself).” 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV) “And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.”
Have you ever thought about asking God to bless you? The main reason for asking God to bless you is so that you can be a blessing. When Jabez asks God to bless him, he asks God to enlarge his territory. Would you like God to enlarge your spiritual territory? I surely would. Jabez also asked that God keep him from evil (evil being done to him and him doing evil) to keep him from pain, and God granted him what he requested. Many times, we have not because we ask not. Today, what would you like to ask God for that would bring Him honor and glory?