soblessed?

“Do you ever have those days where you wake up and think my life is amazing? #soblessed

Standard Twitter fare. But to answer the question – no, not often.

#notsoblessed?

Blessing in the good times

The ‘soblessed’ hashtag always follows stuff we want people to know about our lives. Sometimes God’s thanked. Other times not.

And God does love to bless. Every good gift comes as a blessing from him (1 Tim 6:17). He’s lavish. Kind. Gracious.

You got a job? A girlfriend? You bought a house? Praise God for these blessings. 

Blessing in the bad times

But often when the Bible writers remind their Christian readers that they’re #soblessed, the context is clearly different.

They are suffering for being Christians. And yet, they’re #soblessed.

Because the ultimate blessing that God pours out on us has little to do with our circumstances and everything to do with being called into his eternal kingdom.

Blessing regardless of the times

Paul makes this point clearly.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

Through faith in Christ we have every spiritual blessing. God has withheld nothing from you. Regardless of your pay-check or your relationship status.

He loves you as his own Son. Nothing can separate you from his love. You’ll be with him forever in his kingdom. This is God’s blessing to his people.

I can be rich or poor. I can be safe or abused, accepted or rejected, a CEO or unemployed, loved or despised. I can get a girlfriend or get dumped. Promoted or made redundant.

But in any case, I have every spiritual blessing.

In Christ, I am #soblessed.