What God Allows

“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.” ~Proverbs 10:22 (KJV)

This is probably one of my longer blog post, but it is definitely worth the read…

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who believes they are blessed of God because of the material “things” that God allows them to acquire; such as the nice home, the fancy car, lots of money, expensive jewels, the high paying job, and on, and on, and on?

You get my point… I’m sorry to disappoint, but that belief is not entirely the truth.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~John 8:32 (KJV)

Of course it’s acceptable to say having “things” is a blessing, or as we love to say, God’s favor. We most certainly should always be grateful to God for everything and in every situation.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. ~James 1:17 (KJV)

However, please understand that having great possessions or acquiring many things does not necessarily mean that a person is blessed of God. With all thy getting, get understanding.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” ~Proverbs 4:7 (KJV)

…even the wicked prosper and it appears they will live forever…

“For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” ~Psalms 73:3

“For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.” ~Psalms 73:4

Now, let’s consider the people without all those material “things”.

What about the wonderful Christian single mother; who has a low paying full-time job AND also has to work a part-time job just to make ends meet for her family? Is she not blessed…

What about the dedicated Christian father; who has to take the bus to work in the cold, heat, and rain because he does not have dependable transportation? Is he not blessed…

What about all the Christians with no food to eat, no decent clothes to wear, does not have their own place to live because circumstances and unfortunate events, such as a job lay-off, a horrible accident, a house fire, or even devastation from a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake caused undue hardship? Are they too, not blessed?

Did you notice the use of the word Christian(s)… meaning the born again one; the one who believes in the one and only true God, our Father; the one who has accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior; the one who is filled with the Holy Ghost, and has a guarantee of eternal life (yes, I said Holy Ghost)… yes, Christians are blessed whether or they have worldly wealth!

I know this is a slippery slope… however, even as Believers, we too must sometime suffer, in spite of our great faith; while to the contrary, the wicked seems to prosper (read Psalm 73)…

Peter said it best when he opened his mouth, and said, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” ~Acts 10:34 (NET)

And let us dare not forget what Jesus taught us: “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” ~ Matthew 5:45 (KJV)

Material wealth does not necessarily equate to being blessed of God… remember the rich young ruler? (read Matthew 19:16-22 and Mark 10:17-27).

For to be blessed of God is also to have eternal life. ~Life Coach Babs Charles

I would like for us to examine how some Christians, use the word “blessed”.

Here are some points to ponder:

  • Do you, as a Christian, understand the difference between what it means to be blessed of God and what it is to be “blessed” by man?
  • Do you believe that Christians can be blessed of God with material things?
  • Why do certain Christians often boast about being “blessed”; but will scoff at the sinner who also claims to be “blessed”?
  • Do you believe that just because a sinner says he has been “blessed” with material things, but has not accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, will be blessed of God with eternal life?
  • Do you know that sinners also consider themselves “blessed” because of the material things they possess; not because of receiving salvation?
  • Do you know there are some Christians who do not have material wealth; yet they are tremendously blessed of God?
  • Did you notice in this blog that when the word blessed was in quotations (“blessed”) it referred to the carnal and not the spiritual blessings of God?

Now, let’s look at the word blessed and some of the blessings of God…

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 5:3 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is The Kingdom of Heaven

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is Comfort

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” ~Matthew 5:5 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is Inheritance

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” ~Matthew 5:6 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is Fullness (never again hungry or thirsty)

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” ~Matthew 5:7 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is Mercy

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” ~Matthew 5:8 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is See God (how awesome is that)

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” ~Matthew 5:9 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is We are God’s children (Kingdom Kids)

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 5:10 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is Heaven (not Hell)

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.” ~Matthew 5:11 (KJV)

  • the Blessing of God is It’s all worth it for the sake of Christ

I don’t know about you, but I did not see one instance mentioned above in the BEATITUDES, of having material things as being blessed. Did you?

To be blessed of God is to be endowed with His Divine favor and His protection; it is not merely acquiring material possessions.

So, to those of you who still believe that having “things” and material wealth is a sure sign of being blessed, you do not fully understand what God’s true blessings are because all those “things” you have are simply, What God Allows.

“Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven… ~Matthew 5:12a (KJV)

That “great reward in Heaven” is truly what it means to be BLESSED!!!

I am not opposed to having material possessions; I just understand what it means to be blessed of God.

Thank you kindly for reading all the way to the end.

Please provide feedback, your point of view on this intriguing matter is greatly appreciated.

Amen and to God be the glory!

Life Coach Babs Charles

Coaching Moments with Life Coach Babs: 12 Keys For A Successful Marriage

February’s key for a successful marriage is LISTENING.

Click the link below to learn what Listening looks like in a marriage…

When you listen, attentively and lovingly, to your spouse or fiancé, it will take your marriage or relationship to another level; which will produce tremendous growth.

 

My Lips Shall Praise Thee…

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.”

“Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.”

“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:”
‭‭~Psalms‬ ‭63:3-5‬ ‭(KJV‬‬)

Keys for a Successful Marriage

January’s key for a successful marriage is COMPROMISE… the companion to this key is CONSIDERATE…

January’s Key – Compromise

Not only is it important to compromise in your marriage, it is also imperative to be considerate to your spouse.

What does being considerate look like in a marriage?

We must be careful to not cause inconvenience or hurt to each other.

We must show thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards our spouse and be willing to put their needs and feelings before our own.

Being considerate to your mate is a selfless act and it sounds easier said than done, but the benefits reaped in your marriage are well worth it.

What does the Bible say about being considerate?

Philippians 2:3-4

3. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

4. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Titus 3:2

2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

1 Corinthians 10:24

24. Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

…and let us not forget Colossians 3:13

13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

When we truly love someone, we must be willing to put in the work in order to not only make the marriage survive, but to THRIVE!

Remember God will not judge us on how we are treated; but He will judge us on how we treat others.

Life Coach Babs Charles

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Some of His ‪Most Famous and Inspiring Quotes…‬

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968.

Dr. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful, non-violent protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.

Below are some of Dr. King’s most famous and inspiring quotes:

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

ENJOY the MLK holiday… be SAFE… and please SHARE your favorite MLK quote!!!

Life Coach Babs xox

A Coaching Moment With Life Coach Babs…

January’s Key For a Successful Marriage: COMPROMISE.

Kindly listen to the audio clip to learn more about January’s Key on COMPROMISE.

When you are willing to compromise for the betterment of your marriage, you are not lowering your standards, but you are raising the bar…

If you are looking for someone to partner with you for a positive shift in your marriage or relationship, look no further… I am available for you.

You may contact me by email at: lifecoachbabs@comcast.net or directly from this website.

Your feedback is genuinely appreciated and will be responded to promptly.

To GOD be the Glory,

Life Coach Babs Charles, CLC

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Acts 17:28

“For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.”

~Acts 17:28 (KJV)

Morning Meditation with Life Coach Babs… think on these things:

“Rejoice evermore.”

“Pray without ceasing.”

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
‭‭~1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭(KJV‬‬)