YOUR BLESSINGS ARE WAITING TO BE AWAKENED
In this fourth lesson, it gets to the heart of teaching you how to recognize your real self as blessed, by awaken your blessings that are lying asleep within your mind.
BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. (Psalm 1:1-3) (AMP)
When you awaken to the reality that you are already truly blessed, and all alone you have been walking out your purpose and moving swiftly towards your destination, your entire being will become filled with light and the joy of the Lord will begin to move you higher and closer towards the victory that has been waiting for you.
Now let us understand where we are going, if you want a little romance in Blessing, try this: Take a favorite dress of yours if you are a woman or a favorite suit if you are a man, and bless it for a happy surprise. Bless it, praise it, and say, “Whenever I put on this, I will receive a delightful surprise.” Do it and see what happens!
You see All Good lies dormant in everything, only waiting to be awakened. Nothing can or does exist except by virtue of the Mind and Substance of God. And when you bless, you call it forth into its manifestation of reality.
It is the same idea as a seed in which the tree, bloom, and the fruit lie dormant. To bring it forth in all its glory requires first the planting, then the tending, which means watering and cultivation.
Now, what is true on one plane is true on all planes. Therefore, the watering and cultivating of what you want is done on the Spiritual plane by blessing. The seed of blessing is the recognition of God, the All Good, in all persons and situations. Then you release the hidden good, both within and without. You must know what you are doing, and why you are doing it.
You have all heard of the often repeated saying, “God helps him who helps himself,” meaning, to help one’s self one must use what talents one already has the use of, and the ability to bless is one of our greatest talents, if we use it.
Blessing not only increases the already tangible good, but also brings forth more from the invisible or intangible. The outpouring of your blessing has a magnetic effect on you. Send your blessings out on wings, and they will fly back to you laden with riches.
There is no limit to the good, blessing can bring into your life. You, through blessing, become positive; the world becomes negative in relation to you. You can command and the world will respond to you.
If you are going to interview someone for a position, tune into that person before going by praising and blessing and choosing all good for him, by sending out to him joy, love, and good-will, and even though you have never met him, try to sense that you are already friends. That will give you ease of manner and poise, making you feel Divine Assurance, and then you will know that a mighty God Power goes before you, making easy, and instant, and perfect your way.
Call upon this Power before you make any contacts. Say to yourself, “I can of myself do nothing, but there is a Power within me that can. I unite with it, and call upon it, and it is done for me, through me, with perfect results and deep satisfaction.” This will give you marvelous power.
Feel that God is your Father, taking care of every little detail for you. Say, “Power within me, make me say the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way. Compel me into right action!” Then what you say will go in, and bring good results!
It is simply magical the way this works; the casting of your burden or responsibility on this loving Power, or Father within, who knows you have need of all these things even before you ask. “Before ye ask, I have answered.” The fact that you desire something indicates the existence of that something. You experience the aroma of coffee, and know instantly the coffee is ready. So likewise, with your desire. You know your Father has already given you this thing.
Perhaps some people will say, “Oh, this entirely too simple and childish.” Well you have heard before, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” So find out for yourself.
Again I say, “It works, if you work it!” And let me remind you that all Truth is really so simple that the intellects of men overlook it, because of its very simplicity.
“Become as little children.” Children joyously accept their good without question. The wisdom of man is foolishness in the eyes of God have not these last few years proved that statement to you?