Types of Blessings

God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. – 2 Corinthians 9:8

What blessings will God give you when you honor Him? The definition of blessing is the enjoyment of God’s divine favor. Blessing isn’t just about having more stuff; it’s being able to enjoy the stuff you have. Remember, blessings aren’t necessarily material things.

First, you can expect God to hear your prayers. “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High; call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me” (Psalm 50:14-15). When prayer is mixed with honor, God will answer.

Second, you can also expect God to meet your needs, as today’s verse tells us. God knows all we need even before we do, and He has all the resources of the universe at His disposal.

When you honor God rightly, you may also enjoy a reversal of fortune, where God changes your circumstances. “God turned the curse into a blessing” (Deuteronomy 23:5). And in Joel God promised, “I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten (Joel 2:25). We so often try to honor, defend, and promote ourselves, but if we will only let Him lead, He can reverse our scenarios and make good come from them.

Another blessing of stewardship is emotional well-being. If you’re serving God and valuing Him above all else, you don’t need to worry about anything—God will take care of you.