He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land – your corn, new wine and oil – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your ancestors to give you.
Deuteronomy 7:13 (NIV)
This past July, an article in the Sault Star online newspaper from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario asked “Have you ever asked, ‘Why was I blessed to be born in Canada?’ If you weren’t born in Canada, do you ask, ‘Why am I blessed to be living in Canada?’ Of all the countries in the world, why is Canada blessed with astounding varied scenery, vast natural and mineral resources, millions of lakes of pure water, a variety of seasons, good natured accepting people, fertile land, forests stretching to the horizon, respected worldwide?”
We are blessed in so many ways in this life. If we would just stop to count our blessings more often, we would be blown away by how good God is to us. This is actually a good idea, particularly when we are going through a difficult time. As the old song says, “Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” The Bible speaks to this in Deuteronomy 7:13: “He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land – your corn, new wine and oil – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your ancestors to give you.” The Lord who created you loves every part of your life. Not only has He provided Jesus to save you and be your constant companion, but He cares about every part of your life. That’s the promise of Deuteronomy – He blesses your children and all you put your hands to do. Take time today to count your blessings.
These have been words from the heart.